Category: Creative Thoughts

Our Skittles Experiment

Watch how we took something sweet and made it sweeter by lining it up with God’s Word!

Oh January.

So this is January.  So chilly, so lonely, so unmotivat-Ed. January sounds like grumbling, groaning, creaking, plodding along.  It’s cold.  It’s grey.  I have to wear shoes.  Is there anything good about January? We do this, don’t we?  We come to January all the…

Christmas 2015

Dear Family and Friends, As you may know, I like to reflect on the Christmas Story when I sit down to write our annual Christmas letter. In recent years I have found myself identifying with the shepherds in the story. Regular, working class folk…

Woah…Woe?

Tonight I’m marinating in Isaiah 6; the familiar throne room vision.  The “Whom shall I send?” and the “Here am I.” and the coal and the woe and the unclean lips. I’ve read it a million times and I know the jist.  I am…

So this is Christmas.

Before I had kids I loved Christmas.  Twinkle lights were a part of my everyday decor.  I played Christmas music way too early. I love advent readings in church.  Seeing friends who are too busy the other 11 months of the year.  Christmas plays- I…

Awareness

When we first started planning The Shy One’s birthday party I was unaware that November is “Adoption Awareness” Month.  This month I have become very aware of adoption.  I read this post that a friend brought to my attention and since then I  haven’t…

The Rhythm of my Heart

(A little more writing this month, hopefully, as I take a class and stretch my writing muscles.  Here is my response to today’s challenge: Write about three songs that have meaning to you.)  Small Bump It’s on my playlist for the gym, about half…

Now Casting

Do you ever go through times of re-learning things you have already learned, or should I say things you thought you learned, or things you learned in your head but not in your heart?  I’m having a week like that.  I have really been…

Dear Discipline…

Have you ever heard the phrase: “The freedom of discipline”?  It’s ironic.  Don’t you think.  A little too ironic.  To think that the power to act, speak, or think as one wants, (without hinderance or restraint), comes through the practice of being trained to…

Pressing Deeper

In my post last week I mentioned explaining a bit more about the Seven Sacred Pauses.  What I have on the subject is very limited knowledge, I just heard of it in a book I read last month: ‘7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess”…

Press Pause

(For Lent I am practicing the Seven Sacred Pauses, which I’ll write more about in another post, but this is on my heart tonight.) The Night Watch.  Keeping Vigil with Jesus. I tried to sit for 15 minutes and empty my mind, to see…

Worth 1,000 Words

As the end of the year draws near I get to reflecting.  It always begins with trying to figure out what to say in my Christmas Letter, (yup I write those).  Trying to figure out how to sum up the happenings of 365 days…