Spring is one of my two favorite seasons, the other is autumn particularly in the northern parts of the country where the autumnal display is eloquent. Spring here in Central Texas is different from spring in the northeast, as well it should be. While there is the winter shrouding it's not nearly as shrouded as … Continue reading Ides of Lent
Imagine if you well a quilt shop machine sales floor, having a conversation with both a coworker and another customer. The discussion vibrant when, as if on cue over the sound system we hear, "Let it go, Let it goooooooooooooooo". This morning I'm in my sewing studio packing up to move. This space was at … Continue reading And Cue Music
Called Out This is the hard one. Being called out on something that gets your core is challenging at best. When taken to the heart it means that you have to take time to examine what is going on, and deal with it appropriately. Working through issues of the heart is tricky, involves the mind, … Continue reading Called out Called up Called forth
As Jesse and his sons came to the sacrifice, Samuel looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD's anointed is here before him." But the LORD said to Samuel: "Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature, because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see, because man … Continue reading The Most Unlikely
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMV3X3sysxk I like it when I wake up and a song speaks to my heart or in this case speaks to the "should've" part of life. Should've done this, should've used that color, should've figured something else out, should've asked for help, should've been more respectful of the bias, should've whatever. Shoulda, woulda, coulda knock … Continue reading wherein I wish I had my first quilt
Happens to be on of my very least favorite sayings in Christianity. I remember the first time I heard it and who said it. I know it bristled me then and now, well. I just don't, yeah, no. Twenty-five years of reflecting and I finally know why. Grace: mercy, clemency, pardon, forgiveness, charity, mercy, favor, … Continue reading There, but for the Grace of God, go I
I've always been fascinated with the story of Jonah. The way the readings go the Psalm Response for today is from Psalm 51. When I looked at the readings for tomorrow (it's Tuesday night when I'm writing) I giggled as I scanned Jonah's journey through the City of Nineveh calling them to conversion of heart … Continue reading Jonah and Surprise!!