Thursday, October 11, 2018

Garden revisited

Crumpled in a sorry heap
Angry at the one who is messing up my perfect life, a perfect world
Their big sins offending that carefully designed place I've made.

In that heap
Tears no longer able to fall, all dried up inside
Comes the rememberance of what hope is
Blessed assurance
Remembering the perfect world that was lost
Remembering a perfect life that was given

Humbled by the truth
Moved to give love better, more truly.
The forgiven must forgive
It is their privilege.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Not my yoke.

It is a comfort that I don't need strength equal to my problems or responsibilities. I seek His word, do what I can do, show up on time, and trust God to make me equal to the task at hand.

The battle is won.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Sage: MO-MMY! Why didn't you tell me that the M&M bag in the garbage was empty?!

Me (talking about machines): What would you do if you needed to move something heavy but you couldn't lift it with just your arms?
Solo: Well if the Duebbers were around I would go get Katie.

Lucy: When you first walk into the Cracker Barrel you walk into a gift shop.
Me: That is probably how they keep their doors open.
Sage gasping: What about mosquitos?!
Solo (pointing in a cafe window packed with people listening to someone on a mic): What are they doing?
Me: Maybe it's a political thing.
Marley: No. There are people smiling.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

3 minutes

Last night the kids took turns telling three minute stories before bed.

Solo told a story about a rabbit who wanted to adventure but not until after he watched football.

Marley talked about a boy who was fighting against his destiny of only eating cabbage soup.

Sage told about a world where everything turned into birds and the bad witch dies.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Marley was giving a 1.5 woman show.
It was very complicated but one of her personas was a fancy hatmaker. This was one of her hats. It's called "casual wedding".

Sage also made a hat... Not sure what she called it...

And here is my Solo man. Dressed as a fox and cuddling a bear.

Thursday, September 6, 2018


But make sure in your hearts that Christ is Lord. Always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you about the hope you have. Be ready to give the reason for it. But do it gently and with respect.
1 Peter 3:15 NIRV

Monday, September 3, 2018


You know you're a broken sinner that God deeply loves when every verse sounds like it is for you this very second. Which of course it is.

I've been reading (which as Disney tells us leads to thinking and getting ideas). A recent article that stood out to me was about how in business you're doing yourself a disservice when you don't get rid of anything that isn't innovating.  Which sounds exhausting and probably made very complicated by businesses with mulitple employees too.

Part of me wonders if this true for the Christian walk. If these actions or thoughts are not serving the kingdom than are they doing disservice to the kingdom? Are they harming my walk? Or am I being drawn into the lie of works based grace?
I can't do enough, but I can do more.
This is the beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Long ago Isaiah the prophet wrote, "I will send my messenger ahead of you. He will prepare your way." (Malachi 3:1)  "A messenger is calling out in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight paths for him.' " (Isaiah 40:3)
Mark 1:1‭-‬3 NIRV

Love for money causes all kinds of evil. Some people want to get rich. They have wandered away from the faith. They have wounded themselves with many sorrows.  But you are a man of God. Run away from all of those things. Try hard to do what is right and godly. Have faith, love and gentleness. Hold on to what you believe. Fight the good fight along with all other believers. Take hold of eternal life. You were chosen for it when you openly told others what you believe. Many witnesses heard you.
1 Timothy 6:10‭-‬12 NIRV