Out my Window: sunny with humidity increasing, hummingbirds letting me know it is time for a refill in their feeders Enjoying: long walks, beautiful sunsets, jazz music, wild flowers, picnics Listening to/Watching: Almost done with book 1 Lord of the Rings, moving onto second book The Two Towers on Audible. Holy Post https://www.holypost.com/holy-post-podcast/episode/2d916bde/episode-412-this-is-your-brain-on-god-with-dr-jim-wilder The interview was very good (47:00ish). Skye Jethani … Continue reading Daybook
Now, and Not Quite Yet
Tension is what we came up with; balance is what we wanted. How does one practice holiness, and be holy at the same time? If we are a new Creation, how come the old still woos? A group of us are going through the first letter from Peter to Christians in all areas of the … Continue reading Now, and Not Quite Yet
Saints: Becoming More Than “Christians” Book Review
Saints: Becoming More Than "Christians" by Addison D. Bevere was a pleasure to read. I figured it would be enjoyable and possibly a simple read, which was an unfair assumption. This turned out to be an enjoyable, but meatier read. I say that as a compliment. I thought it would be a quick, simple read … Continue reading Saints: Becoming More Than “Christians” Book Review
Out my Window: Sun shining so bright off the snow. Enjoying: Having my family under one roof. Decorating for Christmas with both boys here. The candle my son found at work Vanilla Chai, smells so good! I am into crepes right now. I am learning how to perfect the art and science of them. Listening … Continue reading Daybook
Why so serious?
My cousin's wife recently sent me this picture. I keep looking at it. I am not sure why. It is me at 3ish, not sure of my exact age, with my cousin's dog. I look pretty serious. I wonder if someone told the dog to stay and then I obeyed. Why so serious? My extended … Continue reading Why so serious?
Bears its Fruit in Season
The first year of growing sunflowers from seed was surprising to me. I had no idea how long it took to bear that magnificent flower. The green was nice, but no flowers for what felt like forever. Being the black thumb that I am, I thought it was my fault, but according to my gardening … Continue reading Bears its Fruit in Season
Out my Window: The evening sky has been beautiful with a bright, large moon and stars. Even when it clouds up the lighting has been breathtaking. Enjoying: Frozen blueberries and Banana Dole Dippers. Extra time to read. Good books and good company. Listening to: Nothing too specific. I did listen to a Jill Briscoe talk on … Continue reading Daybook
Out my Window: Butterfly trying to steady itself on a bleeding heart to drink. A hummingbird who keeps stopping by wondering where the feeder is. Peonies blooming. Enjoying: Celebrating friends getting ordained. Planning summer fun. The fields turning from yellow to white. Grilling. Listening to: Finished listening to Creative Quest by Questlove. I totally loved … Continue reading Daybook
Practicing Resurrection (Father’s Day Edition)
Dad... as with Mother's Day... oh so complicated. My first born is the age you were when you became my dad. I remember you telling me that when I was 25 I would understand what you did better and would appreciate it. I am 48 and just now coming into a better understanding of you. … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection (Father’s Day Edition)
Practicing Resurrection Day 21
Mom.... it is complicated. It is easy to focus on the lack and the hurts that I received, and now, that I have doled out myself. As I practice resurrection and intentionally look for life and grace, there is more that comes into better focus. I see all the laughter and fun you added to … Continue reading Practicing Resurrection Day 21