Thursday, September 25, 2008


so, i've been 'under the weather' recently. which to a yankee means 'sick'. so i was a bit excited to have an evening off. when i woke up this morning, i thought that was the case... an evening after work with nothing to do.

then i climbed out of bed. when i made it to the kitchen (for my daily dose of caffine, of the carbonated variety) i discovered my mistake...

there was not one activity planned for today, there were two! eek!

today will not be a day for resting. but it will be an exciting day. D's first football game is today. and we've got a parent meeting for a class trip for B. cool stuff.

it may not be resting, but maybe it'll be energizing. :-)
i hope.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

singing w/ your heart

i love to sing. i love to randomly burst in to song. i love singing in worship to God. singing is good.

i usually try to mean what i sing. otherwise, what's the point. at least for me anyway. songs have meaning, and that's why i sing them, well, some of them.

one of my favorite songs in the past year has been "If You Say Go". I've been on board w/ that song for a while now. My whole family has... "if you say go, we will go." We are ready to go. We've been ready to go. We are ready, eager even, to "step out on the water". But, we're still here.

A couple weekends ago, that song was part of our worship. I saw it listed and felt an eagerness to sing it... a reconnection to that dedication to go... almost a solid, steadfast, send-me feeling....

... but then, we sang it... i was good for the first line, "if you say go, we will go"... yep, i'm there... then, oddly enough, the second line came next... "if you say wait, we will wait"... it was like i'd never sang the song before.... wait? really? i've been singing that for a year and thinking about my future, our part in God's vision??

yes, i cried. my heart poured out in that song. i couldn't sing the line the first time. it just seemed too much. but i began to understand better... i've got to be willing... not just to go, but also to wait. it seems so simple, and it is... until you personally need to put it into practice.

God, help me to humble my heart, to be more obedient and wait. just wait.

Monday, September 22, 2008

life goes on...

i can't believe that we're 2/3 thru Sept. and i haven't written once... it's been a busy time. Well, although that's true, it has been busy, life's been a little unsettling to me recently. So, i just didn't know what to say. What i wanted to say wasn't very nice... and Momma always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." So, i spent a lot of time thinking... (and added in some pouting for good measure.)

... ya see, i've never been much of a planner... and i've never felt lead by God before... but i truly believe that God has been leading my family to serve him... and we've planned for it.... but now... now we wait... and that brings a lot of questions for me... a lot of uncertainties...

While we wait, i'll share some fun pics of our recent times... hope you enjoy!

Brenna had a friend come visit. Thanks to Aunt Jane who came that weekend too and was willing to chaffuer (or something like that). We love visitors!

Speaking of visitors... we had a couple more that weekend. Thanks to the Eatons and Holcombs who dropped in for a visit! They're some special friends from our home church in Memphis. We love our time with them...

Okay, it's my fault that we were segregated... but it was such an enjoyable way to chat and visit. Thanks for coming, girls!

Shawn and Grant, a Jackson friend, chillin' and goin' deep in our lovely home. (more pics of that later... i hope)