Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Little Bit o' Summer

Summer FINALLY meets Miss Patty Cake!

How about pancakes and hashbrowns for breakfast on your 3rd birthday? 
That's what Summer wanted. (May 18)

Carnival 'copter ride.

There's no doubt... mommy enjoyed this more than daughter.

May 27, 2009

Chillin' at Chick-fil-A.

A little speed work on the track at Dick's Sporting Goods...

...and then a bike ride.
Combine these sports with how much she loves to swim 
and maybe triathlon is in her future.

Seriously, do you like my new glasses?

Honey, for real, they don't fit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nouwen Quote

Thinking about this...

"It is such a comfort to know that Jesus' wounds remain visable in his risen body. Our wounds are not taken away, but become sources of hope to others." -Henri Nouwen

John Piper on Twitter

"'All things were created through Christ and for Christ' (Colossians 1:16). The world does not know it, but that is why Twitter exists and that’s why I Tweet."

How cool is that! If you carry this logic far enough and apply it to other scenarios, it breaks down; but hey, in my mind it's an amazing and obviously God-honoring perspective on Twitter and Tweeting and all things social networking.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Must See...

A.W. Tozer : On "Possessing Nothing Yet Having Everything"

"The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things. The blessed ones who possess the Kingdom are they who have repudiated every external thing and have rooted from their hearts all sense of possessing. They are 'poor in spirit.' They have reached an inward state paralleling the outward circumstances of the common beggar in the streets of Jerusalem; that is what the word 'poor' as Christ used it actually means. These blessed poor are no longer slaves to the tyranny of things. They have broken the yoke of the oppressor; and this they have done not by fighting but by surrendering. Though free from all sense of possessing, they yet possess all things. `Theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'

"Let me exhort you to take this seriously. It is not to be understood as mere Bible teaching to be stored away in the mind along with an inert mass of other doctrines. It is a marker on the road to greener pastures, a path chiseled against the steep sides of the mount of God. We dare not try to by-pass it if we would follow on in this holy pursuit. We must ascend a step at a time. If we refuse one step we bring our progress to an end."


I have fairly strong affections toward things, a certain handful of things in particular; my keen ability to pretend otherwise is probably far more stifling to my soul than I am willing to admit. 

I don't want that to be true.