Saturday, August 30, 2008

I Give It Up (Live)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Seasons

The thing I love about life is that there are seasons. The thing I hate about life is that there are seasons.
I love the concept that where I am is not where I will be in the future - that there will be growth and change, hopefully maturity and depth. I love to look back and see what I have learned and how I have become a better version of me. It also excites me to know that, hopefully, I will continually evolve in the future.
On the other hand, changing seasons means that there are times when life is not so fun, when my outlook is not so positive and my walk with God is vague and dim and lifeless. In those times, I know in my heart that it is just a season and God wants to show me something or prune me. But, it doesn't feel so hot and I get really bogged down. I find myself trying to make the season pass - how funny is that? I try to get in whatever posture I need to be in to learn whatever I need to learn just so it will be over.
Then, I realize I have no more control over the seasons of life than I do the seasons of nature. God is working and if it is winter, I just need to trust that he is birthing something that I can't see - and Spring, close or far, is coming.
If you are in a tough season, hang in there.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Facebook Profile Pics

If you don't use FACEBOOK, just ignore this whole post.

You know how sometimes you will hit a friend from way back and then get into a whole new circle of friends that you haven't really hit before? This past week that happened to me. I got connected with a bunch of people from high school days.

The problem is I may recognize names, but can't really remember who I really knew and who I knew in name only. You know? I mean I haven't seen some of these people in 16 years! And many people are putting pictures of their kids or group shots on their profile pic, so I can't tell. Come on!

Let's all help the community. If you are FACEBOOKing, put a clear picture of yourself as your profile pic so dorks like me can make sure we know you before we ask or confirm a friend request. Save your cute pics of your kids for your picture file.

That's all I'm asking, people.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Oaxaca Update 6

Oaxaca Update 5

Friday, August 15, 2008

Oaxaca Update 4

Oaxaca Update 3

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oaxaca Update 2

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oaxaca Update 1

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Morning

Hope everyone had a great week!
Here are the songs for this weekend:

Your Grace Is Enough
For Who You Are
From the Inside Out
At The Cross
I Need You

I'm looking forward to a great weekend of worship and preaching before Matthew and I head off to Mexico next week to work with our team on the ground there. Be praying for us as we go make friends in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Read this in a book today and it stirred something in me:
"I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside."