Monthly Archives: August 2008

church stuff

We have had some great gatherings… the pastor is teaching through 1 Corinthians … and can you BELIEVE I am going to be GONE when they get to chapter 12.  Its just not fair! 🙂

A few Sundays ago, a couple in our church got married… since it was a Sunday, we were all there anyway (at the gardens where they had it) so we celebrated our standing as Christ’s bride with them at the end of their reception.  It was great.

Last week, we focused on love.  imagine that.  Christ set us free from the law… not for our own desires, but he set us free to LOVE others… I’ve been thinking a lot about that.  The paradox of law and love, freedom and serving, slave and daughter of the king, lowest of low slave (think galley of ship) and ambassador for Christ…

So, how might you and I ACT love to…

  • that person in our church that irritates us or has wounded us…
  • that neighbor who you don’t know, maybe a single mom, or an aging lady, or a latch-key kid… (I have a story!)…
  • the random person you run into at the grocery store, is following you too close on the highway, you pass by on your walk.

So, with paper and pencils handed out, and encouragement to share with someone the things God brought to mind to help keep us accountable… our week of love begins.


Discipline tip

Actually.  Its not a tip really… more of a new thing for us.  Its seems a no-brainer, and is probably in a multitude of parenting books…

Keenan’s ‘consequence’ for not obeying and following directions… because he didn’t want to.  His own reasoning!  He was pretty worried the consequence would be no TV or computer.  Which is funny, because he hasn’t been on the computer for a week at least, and hasn’t watched any TV because… just because!  So it seemed an odd kind of a consequence when we’d been keeping them off anyway.

  • Be with Bryan all day long next week, probably Monday, practicing obeying and following directions.

I think its brilliant.  He won’t be able to go to escape and read books and play… although, I am sure he’ll get a break when its convenient for Daddy… or if Daddy can see he needs some alone time to rejuvenate…

I am really enjoying “Heartfelt Discipline”  I haven’t finished it, but so far, it is very inspiring.  It is freeing and scary to KNOW there IS NO METHOD for parenting, besides seeking His face and parenting by faith in Jesus…


the post in which I WISH I had a picture

Shand disappears for… 30 seconds?  I hear splashing.  Its coming from the bathroom.  oh no… I”m sure she’s playing in the toilet water again. I hope it is flushed.

NO!  She is actually IN the toilet… both feet… and its not flushed.  Wet I lift her out with soggy yellowed toilet paper stuck to her feet.  I set her in the tub.  She looks at me.  Eyes round and lips in an “OH” shape.  ALL SERIOUSNESS!!

“Oh no!”

🙂