Category: Monday’s Musings

7th Heaven

We’re in the city this week, so obviously we’re going to make daily a few Slurpee runs. Today the kids got the ingenious idea to grab some of the coffee sleeves for their slurpee cups because they were so cold that frostbite was a…

Courageous Creativity.

I really like that God is creative.  Even more I like that He has made me creative.  Not because I’m a person that likes to cut and paste and use glitter, not because I derive satisfaction from making something I could buy.  He has…

‘Cuz I’m Happy.

i am a joy addict. Wedding pictures make me smile ear to ear.  Let’s face it, most wedding pictures are very similar.  There’s one of the ring, one of the dress, one of the groom seeing the bride for the first time, one of…

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

The recess bell rings.  Tommy brought a brand new soccer ball.  Everyone rushes to the field, and waits for him to choose. You found the perfect tie.  You spent hours getting your hair to stay that high.  You walk in, find your side and…

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…

Be It Resolved.

It’s that proverbial time of year for new beginnings.  Taking stock of what’s important, where our resources have been going, setting goals, charting courses, making new paths.  It can be such a rewarding time, but also so completely overwhelming.  How do I decide if…

Do you Ponder what I Ponder?

Every year Christmas seems to sneak up on me and there is a mad rush to get everything pulled together.  Every year, except this year.  Christmas didn’t sneak up at all.  I bought the presents, the tree was trimmed, but something was missing.  It…

The Countdown is On!

Only one month left until Christmas! I used to love Christmas.  I loved everything from the decorations to finding the perfect gift for each person on my list.  I loved spending every day from Thanksgiving to January 2nd immersed in all things Holiday.  Surrounded…

Pixie Dust

So I’m on this journey of becoming more structured and routined and disciplined. And like I mentioned in my last post, the beginning of new things often falls into the time-suck category, (which is why I’ve been away so long!).  I am not naturally…

Inspiration?

Do you have a hard time accepting compliments? I do. Just last week someone told me that I inspire them. My gut reaction was to negate that statement. Me? How can I be inspiring? The dictionary defines an inspiring person as “someone who stimulates…

A Girl Out Of Time

I’m pretty sure I was born in the wrong decade.  This weekend I took myself on a date to see Gangster Squad and I am even more convinced that I am a girl living in the wrong era.  I’m not exactly sure what it…