I wish you knew him. Seth is bigger than life, like his grandaddy. When we talk at night, we are boisterous. We wave our arms in the air. He randomly grabs my butt. We almost always believe what we’re saying, but we’re getting so much better about saying I don’t know. Goodness, I love him.
This old rock house looms with such work (that we won’t tend to for another 15 years) that I get bogged down in the anticipation of future exhaustion. How many of us here look at our homes and feel weary? How many of us with computers have to strive to be grateful that we have homes. In mine are things that I love. My friend Brian took a few pics of the details.
I’m either a complete idiotic goof ball or I’m writhing in the depths of intense internal conflict. I’d like to just be normal. But alas.
Some things that I hope you check out this weekend are:
Of course, Brian Hirschy Photography who took all these pics. Follow him on Facebook. He’s listed among the great ones in our world.
My Mother-in-law told me about two sayings: “Christians are the only ones who shoot their wounded” and “Christians are the only ones who circle the wagons and shoot inward.” I wish I could figure out who said those, but anyway I can’t stop thinking about them.
Ann Voskamp wrote a scandalously challenging post called The 1 Command that Could Resurrect the Church, Our Hurting Places & the Sisterhood of Women. Please please read it.
Our friend Tim Willard tweeted this song yesterday. It’s beautimous.
I’m in a new place that has me low-down and starving. Somebody looked me in the eyes last week and said “just show me Jesus.” I have more to say on what that’ll do to you. I’m looking for Him, too, you know? Margaret Feinberg wrote this, and I love how simply she states things: Just Give Me Jesus: 7 Things to Remember When Reading the Gospels. Church Peoples, we need to take a long look at Jesus. As in, we need never take our eyes off Him.
Even just reading this title gives me the shivers. I know it’s true: Jesus Is Turning Your Shame into a Showcase of His Grace. “What Jesus was exposing in that moment was not her weakness and shame. What he was exposing was her faith.”
And then there’s good ole Josh. I have an internet bestie who sends me all things awesome like this.