These three. They crack me up. And so does this photo. It took them a while to get to this place....where they would all hang out together, play and just well, act silly. Bevo, Mia and my Brisket spent pretty much all summer together at Bevo's house while Mia's mom took care of them. At … Continue reading Growing in God’s Word
The past two months, I've been working on a new business venture. It has COMPLETELY consumed my life. And pretty much the lives of all of 'my people'. Especially my dad. That new business venture? AirBnB. Yep, I jumped on the bandwagon. Bought a house in the cutest little neighborhood a mile from uptown and … Continue reading Impact of stable caring adult: Help a child develop resilience, confidence and problem solving techniques
In John Ortberg's book, Love Beyond Reason, there is an entire chapter devoted to the danger of envy. He likens it to a cancer. Envy starts when we begin comparing ourselves to someone else. We feel discontented or resentful because someone else has 'more' than we do. I've known this cancer. Well. In school. At work. … Continue reading He does not want us to compare ourselves to others. Period.
About a year and a half ago, I felt the Lord really putting on my heart that he wanted me to learn more about Him. More than what I was learning in my LifeGroup and at church. And, to do so in a more structured way. But I just kind of tossed it off and … Continue reading He gets what He wants. We are not powerful enough to mess up His plans for us.
God teaches me things. Then, what typically happens is......I forget (or ignore) what He's taught me. And then.....He has to reteach me. (Sometimes it hurts more the second time...why don't I just learn my lesson?!) Probably because I'm so darn stubborn. And, I'm a know-it-all, with an ego. With Him and in general. I can … Continue reading Learning and relearning His ways.
Leena laughs at you when you ask her what her plans are (for the day, for the week, for ServeTrust). In one of my many question-peppering conversations while on the bus in India, I asked her....how does she plan for what's next. And, she laughed at me. For Leena, it's not about planning. It's about … Continue reading Sow the seeds of the Gospel and let the Holy Spirit continue the work.