From May, 2014

Wild-erness

Where do you find freedom? Where do you go to cut the harshness of life?   Where do you go that is the counter-culture you’re gasping for in your lungs?  Outside is a landscape of refuge and restorative beauty.  Not a beauty purchased or sweat born but a wild beauty.   Pressures and demands will kill your creativity if gone unchecked, unfiltered by the wild landscapes to subdue them. Christ found the Father’s communion and direction most clear away from the crowds.   John who baptized was founded in God lived his call as a man out in the wild.…

Book Review: How to Love Your Crazy Family-52 Quick Reads for No Ordinary Days.

Timing is everything. Words spoken that give directional change to another. A chance run in, yesterday reminded me how important good advice is for our lives.  She was overwhelmed her faith felt worn and weak.   Our conversation was needed, hope and love was restored as she was reminded of God’s love steady and unchanging even when we are at our weakest. We often need to hear from someone who has been there before.  Angela Howard has written a book that reads like a run in meeting with the one you know gives good advice to keep your heart and…

Volcompbrjchampionship "Go where He leads"

My son Justus and his friends are all snowboarders with real chance. Every year for the last 5plus they have competed in the Peanut Butter Rail Jam. Finals are held in Mammoth CA. My younger brother Matt won at his stop and qualified, along with his friend Kyle.  At the Stevens stop in Wa Justus,…

Love in a letter. By Kristen MacDonald

A letter worth sharing. Why, because there are so many other words not worth your life force.  You have only so many days.  They are numbered. Live them in love. Spend your days focused on the words of life.  Someone said something? Let it go.  God forgives.  The good “words” you know ones of life…

Wave after wave

Effort and grace Wave after wave rhythmic blue His mercy rolls Like the endless tide Awe and wonder wash over me Founded and blessed His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before him. (Luke 1:47  of the Message version) In a word search for the “wave after wave” came from…