Monday, April 20, 2015


Telling stories before bed:
Bennett: "Once upon a time der were two budderfwies and they names were Mommy and Daddy and    
              Bennett and Bubby. Once upon a time they were friends. Dee end."

Using his manners:
Bennett: "Excuse me."
Me: "Did you toot?"
Bennett: "I just toot from my mouth."

On Daddy's baking skills:
Ryan: "I made a green swirl cake for St. Patrick's Day!"
Bennett: "I no like squirrel cake."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

One Word, Five Voices: Breath

Take a deep breath.

Feel better?

Sometimes that's all it takes to slow down and realize the busy we've subscribed to is just that—busyness that we've added to our lives ourselves; busyness that threatens to drown what truly matters most in life.

So today . . . take a breath. Pause. Pray. Listen.

What does God have on your schedule for today?
Pausing at the top of Monte Tamaro, Switzerland in 2007.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

One Word, Five Voices: Peace

I'm not sure I've ever considered Jimi Hendrix to be a great theologian, but his quote about peace has always stood out to me:
Photo credit to Pinterest.
There is something about the big ideas of PEACE and POWER and LOVE being so intertwined that it seems illogical why we haven't figured it out yet. It seems so simple, doesn't it—the idea of peace?

Warring nations, disgruntled employees, hurting marriages, broken children . . . isn't love the missing piece in all of these injustices? Not enough love, forgotten love, too much self-love—that's what's breaking things, that's what's preventing the broken from being redeemed.

Friends, can we all just take a moment today to intentionally love on someone? Can't we just love without getting caught up in all the technicalities? Who cares if the other person has wronged us, or has different principles than we do, or that we want to be right, or that we just plain don't like them?

Today, let's just love each other and let the peace of that choice fall over us in waves.

 Check out what my friends think of today's word on their blogs: ShawnHeatherSteph and Brian.