Thursday, June 25, 2009


What made us feel special when we were little kids? We felt special...

...when someone peeled our apple slices
...when we got a happy meal instead of a regular McDonalds burger
...when we were excused from eating our crust or vegetables
...when our parents bought the real Kool-Aid instead of the generic--just so we could twist off the cap!
...when we got animal crackers in the special, circus box rather than a baggy full of the Costco kind

Why can't the little things of life make us as happy as when we were little?

Lord, help us see and appreciate the smallest of things!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer Reading List :)

Summer is finally here and I have worked up an exciting reading list. Some are first-timers, others i've just never finished, and a few are just so good that i need to read them again :)

Here are Just a Few:

At the Back of the North Wind by George McDonald

The Perelandra Series - Clive Staples

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn - Samuel Clemens

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

Emma - Jane Austen..... getting soooo close to conquering Jane Austen!

Shakespeare (several different plays)

Shame off You - Alan D. Wright

Ragamuffin Gospel - Brennan Manning

Surprised By Hope - N. T. Wright

The Diary of Anne Frank 

Enemies Within - Pastor Norm Willis

The Circle Trilogy - Ted Dekker:)


Dedication to The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

"My Dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still beyour affectionate Godfather,
C.S. Lewis"
I love this quote... someday we will all be old enough to start reading fairy tales again...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I want more...

Let the light of Your face shine down on me
And let me feel it!

I want to be so satisfied in the love of the Lord that I am not for sale! 
I want to be so rooted in HIS words of identity and acceptance that I am not insecure and defensive about my self image. 
I want to be so lost in my King, my Love, that my life, with all it's pettiness, falls to the wayside! 

I want more of HIM!!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

He's not a tame lion...

The other day I was gazing at my beautiful mountain!!! Then i thought, that mountain has claimed lives :(
People have died there!

And then Father whispered in my ear, "He's not a tame lion... but he is good!"

And i realized that, sometimes, this walk requires all... even our very lives! He's not a tame lion... but he is good!