Monday, March 29, 2010

Sundays. What's not to love?

Family Feastage and Fellowship
Interrupting play for the call to the family dinner table
But what if I put that flashlight safely BESIDE my plate?
Asparagus and mashed potatoes... uhm...
But what's this I hear?
!?!....Ice cream for dessert?
Ice cream with sprinkles you say??
..... and CHOCOLATE!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

While I'm Waiting

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting Lord

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Click on the post title to link to her site where you can listen to her song
as I have done many times already -
may He bless your heart by it as He has done
many times already
.... for mine.


Carolyn Arends

You want the best for me but I don’t want to take it
Today the best just seems to cost too much
I know to mend a heart sometimes You have to break it
But I don’t have the strength to choose that love

But I am willing – to be willing
And I am ready to be moved
And I am longing – for the longing
That pulls me close to You

The only place that I am filled is at Your table
And still I starve myself day after day
I cannot choose Your will unless You make me able
That’s why You say You are the only way


I’ll send the guards away who keep my heart
I’m making space for You, a place to start


Please pull me close to You

They pull me close to You!

Grandpa? I see you there ...
taking pictures of the work you did in the backyard...
Grandpa? When can we play in it? Is it today?
Can it be NOW?
Will you play with us there?
But Grandpa? This is not really where we want to BE right now ....
Yeah! THAT'S where we want to go ....
Grandpa? You are the best ever...

Grandpa? We LOVE you very much!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Prince & Princesses of my life

There's a little girl inside of me that identifies strongly
with the events of this day.
The grandkids are sleeping over this weekend and we ended our day with a bible story from the best children's bible storybook ever:
The Jesus Storybook Bible
where every story whispers his name....

We read the story on page 256 entitled The Friend of little children which ended with this paraphrase of Matthew 18, 19, Mark 10 and Luke 18: "No matter how big you grow, never grow up so much that you lose your child's heart: full of trust in God.
Be like these children.
They are the most important in my kingdom."

I'm beginning to realize what the true gift of grandchildren is. God wants us to keep that small wondrous frame of mind and heart. I am so very thankful for these reminders in my life!
We are ultimately all princes and princesses of the Great King.
Good versus evil, redemption for the lost, and only when
The Prince arrives
do we find the Happy Ever After.
Even the Disney Dynasty submits to the order of That Story.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Strength in Meekness

Strength in Meekness
Beautiful expository prose on Psalm 37 from Carolyn Arends.
May you also find blessing and comfort in the reading of it.