Viewing entries posted in 2010
There weren't many things that Hagar was certain of, but she was certain that her son was dying and that she couldn't stand by and watch. So she hid. She was also certain that she had no where, no one, to turn to. She was an outcast.
Growing up my parents owned a nursery and landscaping company. Most of my early childhood memories involve dirt. I learned to plant and water when I was just barely big enough to hold a hose. As I got older I learned to lay sod, fertilize plants, graft and prune.
It's sunset outside my window and inside my heart. The sky to the east is dark, to the west it is fire. Night is wrapping itself upon the earth. The end of this day has come and now the long dark winter night settles in.
What healthy character traits would you like to see developed in your life this year?What is your plan for maintaining accountability for progressing in personal growth?What are some of your learning goals this year?What books would you like to read this year?What is one area of growth at your job that you would like to develop this year?What is one...
You guys know I'm pretty reflective, and I love to journal. I started doing this a few years ago the week between Christmas and the New Year. Tomorrow I'll share a few more questions to think about and dream for the year ahead.
A few weeks ago I was listening to an interview of a woman who was living the American dream. She had it all. Good paying job, loving husband, adoring kids, nice house in a nice neighborhood with a white picket fence. And she gave it all up. Everything. Quit the job. Sold the house.
When I was a little girl I was terrified of storms. When I say terrified I don't mean that I felt a little uneasy when I heard the distant roll of thunder. What I mean when I say that I was terrified is that I was TERR-I-FIED! And growing up in tornado alley didn't help matters much.
Friday Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens. I happen to have the privilege of living less than 5 miles from the new museum. Earlier this week I was walking the Art Trail talking to God about some things in my life that aren't going as planned.
I was thrown a curveball recently. One of those unexpected moments that leaves you reeling, wondering what to do and where to go from here. So, I did what every good Christian should do.
Choice: a decision to choose one thing, person, or course of action in preference to othersConsequence: something that follows as a resultRegret: to feel sorry and sad about something previously done or said that now appears wrong, mistaken, or hurtful to others. Do-over: a chance to redo an action I've been thinking a lot recently about Eve.