Monday, September 29, 2014

Blue Jean Related Incident...

Well....perhaps you have heard.
There has been a Blue Jean related incident.
(Look for it on CNN)
I would not have guessed there was any risk off pulling a tag off of my new jeans...
However, now....I am wiser. 
Today, I am also the recipient of one freshly broken Mallet Finger. 
What never heard of it? Yeah, me neither before Tuesday. 

Today, I type as a schooled veteran on the subject...
and by type, I of course mean peck like a lethargic chicken.
 What are the odds Brooke Shields ever had this problem?
Like her jeans.

As I was complaining about how hard painting my nails and texting have become....
God sent a reminder across my TV by way of Bethany Hamilton on Amazing Race.    

Jesus has made beauty from the ashes in her life. 
He wants to do the same in each of our's.

All of us have something broken, don't we?

"My body and my heart may grow weak.
    God, you give strength to my heart.
    You are everything I will ever need." -Psalm 73:26

God, Thank You for not just being our splint, but being our Healer. Thank You for making the broken...beautiful.

In His Dust,

Monday, September 22, 2014


So I may or may not have waited in a long line on Friday morning.... 
in the dark, for this....
On the brighter side....
I did not however build a fort and spend the night in one of these, like some people....
The excitement in the waiting was palpable.....
and in some areas, a tad disturbing. 
As I waited, I was reminded, that I am not good at waiting. Not just for an iPhone but for bigger things....things that keep you awake at night, and cause anxiety in the day.
I thought about how God rewards those who wait. Those who rest in Him during the storms will be and are blessed.
For unexpected late arrival of the right color and size. (It's the little things....) 
When we Trust God in our waiting, He gives us the strength to keep going.

"Wait for The Lord;Be strong, and let your heart take courage; 
wait for The Lord!" ~Psalm 27:14

God, Thank You for your patience with us....over and over again. You show up for us in the exact way and time we need it.

In His Dust,

Monday, September 15, 2014

What Can You Bring....

15 years ago, we set up folding chairs on a Sunday morning 
and attempted to worship God in cold looking gym.
We showed up and Jesus was waiting there for us...
with much bigger plans than we could have imagined.

15 years of faith and stepping out of the boat.....
God has blessed this place and the people touched by it.
Similar to the little boy who gave Jesus his lunch in order to feed the 5,000. (John 6:9-15)
Neither of us had any idea how big, how far and how wide God would show Himself this place...and to the people in and outside of its walls.
 "When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, The people realized that God was at work among them in what Jesus had done." ~John 6:14
The boy brought a little bit of lunch. 
We brought uncomfortable folding chairs 
What can you bring today?
Can you bring Him a little bit of your fear?
A little bit of your pain? Little bit of Your anxiety?
I bet you will be blown away with what He can do with it.
He can take it and make it better.
I promise and more importantly He does too.

God, We bless You for the amazing things you do and for letting us see them.

In His Dust,