cause & effect

When I was growing up, we had a trampoline in our backyard & I super enjoyed getting to jump, do tricks, play games & even lay on it to watch the clouds.  Our tramp was LOTS of fun!!  On the hurtful side, I learned very quickly about the painful effects of falling into the springs or landing on the steel frame or the mis-execution of a new trick – all very helpful lessons ,)

 With this idea, I’d like to encourage you to consider that many of our actions are a result of our thoughts.  With God’s help, if we consider what we think about (be that healthy or destructive thoughts), we can realistically look adjusting our actions, behaviors & attitudes to have more godly outcomes or effects in our lives.  Take an inventory of what you let yourself think about & be careful that you cultivate the thoughts that are in agreement with God’s Word 🙂

God Helps Us

Today we had the privilege of meeting some really great & totally fun pre-schoolers, as well as some great moms looking after their babies who we are helping. One of the things that I’m wrestling with is the moms that I’m meeting who have lost babies. The majority of the moms whom I’ve met have lost anywhere from 3-10 babies. When I began to discover this, it simply takes my breath away because I can’t imagine how a mom processes such losses. When you meet the majority of these moms, you wouldn’t know that they’ve endured such tragedies. So as we are now taking a bit of a drive, I’m writing this blog & trying to talk w God about this and to let the Trinity help my heart. I will think & pray for a bit now.

lots of bread, but a little scarce on the butter

toasttoast needs butter & that’s an axiom like salt & pepper, peanut butter & jelly.  if you’ve got too much toast & not enough butter, then the toast isn’t as tastey – at least that’s my take for the present.

this last week has had too much toast & too little butter.  i flew to dallas for a quickie trip & got to hang out w some very wonderful people – teen mania folk (Emmie & Katie) & Pastor Ben (from Calvary Church).  we also had some good business meetings that were exciting.  while doing all of that, including a healthy amount of girl scout cookie distribution (i’ve become a dealer for all girl scout cookie junkies – i’m your fix), i’ve been thinking LOTS!  these are some things i’ve been chewing on:

  • benji going into kindergarten in the fall & what that means (he’s my last little person not in full-time school)
  • getting more girlscout cookies
  • snowboarding
  • the trinity & its distinct persons w their interactions w me – what this is all about
  • birthday parties the kids have been invited to
  • a new book for mom
  • friendships & un-friendships
  • trying to figure out chessmaster for benji
  • Shelley’s dad dying
  • kingdom & community dynamics

Good things to think about & some very high octane reflecting.  Maybe next week will be a more palitable butter & toast ratio.  Benji just woke up – time to party.  😉