Thursday, November 29, 2012


This has been a rough week for many many reasons. I can't even sort it all out in my head, much less here. There is a lot of (good) change going on, as well as other shifts that are a little more difficult, but necessary.

But, there have been some good things that have been very very uplifting in the process, and that has helped a lot. It doesn't fix everything, but it makes it a little more bearable. I just hope I can sleep a lot tomorrow, and maybe watch some Sherlock to help me take my mind off everything - at least for a little while.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Came across this article yesterday thanks to a former teacher/coach (thanks Walsh). Here are a couple things that really resonated with me:

"... we need to go back to the basics of living as disciples of Christ, living missionally for Christ and demonstrating the Gospel in tangible ways within our schools, workplaces and communities."

"... the fight over symbolic issues is backfiring, alienating people from the truths of the gospel rather than attracting them to it. The kind of Christianity the world responds to is the authentic "love your neighbor" kind. Its appeal can't be legislated through court battles and neither can courts stop its spread."

I'm still stewing on how this comes out and how to make it not just "good thoughts" in my head, but truth, Christ in action.

I read some debate about it where he had posted it and it was really good to get me beyond just thinking it was interesting and moving on with my day. I have some changing to do. Hope it gets you thinking too.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

All Quiet on the (Mid)Western Front

It is. Really. Nothing to say.

Which is sort of the problem. I wish I had something to say, but everything rolling around in my mind is either so vague that it's not even possible to put into words, or it's not actually any different or clearer than the last time I tried to say something. In the mean time, I'm just going through each day trying to focus on what needs doing and not getting stressed about too much. At which I fail quite often, but hey - at least I'm trying, right?

For today, I am clinging to this: my God is bigger than anything I could ever dream. And He is the one in control. Of everything. So I can take each moment as it comes and trust Him wholly for the future.

Even the future 5 minutes from now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

strange encouragement

For this week, just read this.

Thanks, Leash, for sharing it.
Thanks to God for loving us the way He does.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

a little (lunch) can go a long way

Today, a coworker brought made-me-let-her-get-me lunch.

After a day full of meetings and adding things to my already full to-do list, it was the biggest blessing.

Sometimes the smallest act of caring and kindness is the hugest thing - and just what someone needs.

Don't forget to look for those acts of service you can share with others. God uses you for that purpose, and when He nudges, it's for a bigger reason than you even know.

Today, I was the lucky one to be blessed by someone responding with "yes" instead of just letting the moment slide by. And will carry me through the rest of a day I didn't think I could finish.