Sunday, September 30, 2007

Something new...

Taking over my workspace...





Some fun on a beautiful Sunday -

Got the windows open, the sunlight streaming in, Jay is playing happily between the living room and the play room...

And mama is playing happily on some Cookie Swap Invites...

Happy Sunday, Everyone!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Suddnely its here…

Suddenly, its cooler…much cooler…20 degrees cooler…than it was on Friday...

Suddenly the air is crisp and sharp in the mornings…

Suddenly the leaves are changing…a little yellow on the fringe here…a little red on the fringe there…

Suddenly, there are pumpkins in the grocery store…

Suddenly, there is comfort in warm socks and a blanket…

Suddenly, there are Pumpkin Spice Latte’s at the Starbucks…

Suddenly, long pants and a jacket are a good idea...

Suddenly…

Its here…

At last!

PS…YES…those ARE for birthday invitations….

Friday, September 14, 2007

Prayers for a Searching Heart...

This is not new…but I re-found it on my bulletin board the other day and its been stuck in my head…

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.


And this one is drifting about the edges of my day today....

My Lord God,

I have no idea where I am going
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.

Nor do I really know myself,
And the fact that I think I am following
your will does not mean that I am
actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please
you does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire in all
that I am doing.
And I know that if I do this, you
will lead me by the right road


Amen and amen...

Peace, everyone!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fun Stuff:

Us over the weekend:



The Cove:





The Grove Park Inn:









Downtown Ashville:



And some of the boy:

Intense little stare:



A conversation with his current favorite friends:



And doing what he loves to do most:

Monday, September 10, 2007

Crazy Little Thing...



My wonderful husband made all the arrangements for a stunning and fun and amazing weekend...he arranged for Jay (who suddenly has two more teeth and can walk circles around our home!) to spend a weekend with Grandma and Grandpa Porter, and set us up for a weekend "away."

We went here for the weekend…an amazingly beautiful place, I must say….

No TV’s…1500 acres of trees and cool air and walking trails and just delicious lush forest, amazing lodges, amazing chapel, amazing training center, amazing food (all included and all made by The Cove staff...those people put on QUITE a spread!)…just amazing everything.

We went to participate in Art and Lysa TerKeurst’s Crazy Little Think Calls Love Marriage workshop…

Amazing speakers, a true girly girl and a true man’s man who have had a marriage they had to fight for…it was funny and inspiring and FULL of information and things to ponder…

Incidently, if you don’t recognize Art and Lysa, they were featured on Oprah for adopting orphans from Lyberia…they live in a town just south of where we live in North Carolina. Amazing story there too!!!

We did some sight seeing…I’ll put photos up of that later…

My biggest take away from the weekend:

Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.

Remember who you are.

Be intentional.

Happy pondering, my friends!!!