Tuesday, January 31, 2012

sigh no more

Serve God love me and mend
This is not the end
Lived unbruised we are friends
And I'm sorry
I'm sorry

Sigh no more, no more
One foot in sea, one on shore
My heart was never pure
And you know me
And you know me

And man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing

Love that will not betray you, dismay or enslave you,
It will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be.
There is a design,
An alignment to cry,
Of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be

-Mumford and Sons

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 months

Dear Zeke,

You are sitting and teething and giggling and eating.

Your favorite noise to make sounds like a baby dinosaur.

You are getting more fun than we ever imagined.

You plant your feet and stand.

You are growing up too fast.

Slow down okay?

Mama loves her baby, squish and squish and squish!

Oodles of hugs and kisses.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Years Resolutions

I've been thinking about what I want to do this year and there are a lot of things I want to accomplish. I want to get more organized, get back into pre-Chubbermunch shape, get involved in a service or church ministry that I can do with Zeke, and become better at keeping in touch with friends. I want to plant herbs on my balcony and finally frame some art. I want write more poetry and learn a host of new homemaking skills.

Sometimes its overwhelming thinking about all the things I want to do and I forget who I want to be.

I stumbled onto this via Passionate Homemaking:

"In her book, Keep A Quiet Heart, Elisabeth Elliot encourages us to focus on the most important of New Year’s hopes:

“Will the young woman find a mate? Will the couple have a child? Maybe this year will be the year of desire fulfilled. Perhaps, on the other hand, it will be the year of desire radically transformed, the year of finding, as we have perhaps not yet truly found, Christ to be the All-Sufficient One, Christ the ‘deep sweet well of Love’” (page 49, emphasis mine).

This year, let us ask God to dissolve all our hopes (however good they may be!) into a single hope: to know Christ and to be found in Him. May this be a year of desire radically transformed, a deeper, truer, knowing of Christ as our All-Sufficient One.

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:7-8a)." - Nicole Whitacre

So I'm cutting down my list.

Lord, let my heart be undivided. And my goals be one.

High Beyond

High beyond imagination
Is the love of God to man.
Far too deep for human reason
Fathom that it never can.
Love eternal,
Richly dwells in Christ the lamb.

Love like Jesus' none can measure,
Nor can its dimensions know;
'Tis a boundless, endless river,
And its waters freely flow.
O ye thirsty,
Come and taste its streams below.

Jesus loved, and loves for ever;
Zion on His heart does dwell;
He will never, never, never
Leave His church a prey to hell.
All is settled
And my soul approves it well

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Before Him

Star over La trobe River by Indigothedog
Star over La trobe River, a photo by Indigothedog on Flickr.

Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and joy are in His place.
1 Chronicles 16: 27

Monday, January 9, 2012


Watch this.

All he do is win, win, win no matter what
Got Jesus on his mind, he can never get enough
And every time he step up in the buildin, everybody rush yards go up
And they stay there, and they stay there, and they stay there
Tebow, Tebow, Tebow
'Cause all he do is win, win, win
And if you wanna run the option, cross your arms, make 'em stay there
Verse 1
Tebow runnin over linebackers 'cause he never been defeated and he won't stop now
Put a hand to your forehead, close both your eyes, say a prayer, take a knee and drop down
Never commit no crimes, never break one Commandment
But he still murder your defense, got your coordinators in panic
Haters can't stand it, stiff arm your D end just to buy time
Run in the winnin touchdown, and then Tebow on your sideline
Knife through your D like a surgeon, penetrate the goal line but he still a virgin
Forget about the extra point, you know he comin for the two point conversion
He gonna run it in, but never rub it in
Practice that sportsmanship, no matter what place he comin in
But we all know when it's said and done what place he gon be standin in
'Cause all he do, all he all he all he all he do is win
Verse 2
Chillin in the shotgun, soarin all around Mile High like he Top Gun
Throw a couple touchdowns then he run the triple option
He ain't pro choice, at best he just pro adoption, ain't you read the Bible boi?
Haters say he can't throw, sleep on him and he'll draw first blood like he Rambo
Who gon try and stop him now, they chase him like he liquor
Think they fast, but they find out that he quicker
Break your ankles like he A.I. on the Sixers
Try and beat him, but he gon come out the victor, why? (all he do is win)
Throw a challenge his way, bet he goin to fight
Gave the offense to him, Kyle Orton wasn't throwin it right
Verse 3
Five minutes left, game on the line
Ain't no need to check your watch, boy you know it's Tebow time
Time to steal the game from these lames, call that Debo time
If you ain't on his bandwagon you late, call that Tivo time
He ballin wit the best of 'em, harder than the rest of 'em
Hassle him, shackle him, you ain't gonna tackle him
He run over your cornerback and fist pump in your endzone
Girls don't even waste your time you'll end up in the friend zone
'Cause he ain't got time for you, he live by family, God, and football
Been that way, since the day, that he stood a foot tall
These safeties tryna catch 'em, outta breath they need a respirator
Some take the stairway to heaven, Tebow gon ride the escalator


Sunday, January 8, 2012


“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.” C.H. Spurgeon

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

the gift children give us.

Slow days. They can get old, but I'll sure miss them when they're gone.

I don't wanna go slow
I go fast
I'm a rabbit
I hop and I jump and I dash
And I'll go whizzing by in the blink of an eye
Just like jet engine airplane
That speeds through the sky
I don't wanna go slow I go fast

You don't want to go slow
You go fast
and you may find you're missing the world you go past
crickets singing their sound
golden leaves on the ground
you might find something new
that you wouldn't have found
if you never went slow
only fast

So won't you slow down
and wait for me
take it slow, take it slow, take it slow
c'mon slow down
we can share all the new things we see
when we're slow,
here, we go
together we're slow

and afterwards we can go fast.

-Laurie Berkner