Friday, April 18, 2014

Don't Need To Wait For An Invitation

 It's old and new...The Good News.

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10

Selfie Indulged

"Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the Lord." Psalm 14:14

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you have eyes may you read the words that unfold before them. If you have ears, let what follows seep into them with thought.

Iran plows ahead with the construction of mass destruction bombs.
What consequences have they faced?
Assad who murdered his own people with chemical weapons, our Administration said there will be severity used...Still no Syrian held accountable. 
Now the biggest bully of the bunch ,Vladimir Putin and his brutal aggression goes unchecked.
Russians have invaded Ukraine, blood has been shed, land captured, and now Jews are being asked to identify and register themselves to the pro-Russian activists.

And these two are in charge....


Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Intentions Are Good

" I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. And what I hate, I do." Romans 7:15

At the risk of sounding like my old Percy Sledge 45 record, I tortured my family and Barbies with, having a baby halts all matters of the creative mind and simple luxuries of putting pen to paper. 

After I stumble out of the baby's room, tucking my ridden strong breast back into my bra, pour myself a glass of mental escape, pushing the buttons on my remote is challenge enough. 

I want to write, instead I watch E television and curse our culture who glorifies the youth and their entitled and hardly earned importance while the world  weeps at the loss of another socialites life..

I know the Apostle Paul meant he chooses to live in the flesh when he wants to walk in the spirit. But surely my example is comparable.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

It is Precious

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them..." Psalm 127:3-4

My son was born eight days late.
While he took his painful bittersweet time coming into the world, once he breathed room air, he was by my side to stay. Not once in the nursery, the NICU, or the nurses care, he breasted in his first few seconds of life, he slept his initial earthly night in my arms and I've not spent one evening less than a stones throw away since. This has been the biggest blessing and something I've learned not to be taken for granted.

This morning I walked the March of Dines walk for my girlfriend whose triplets were born preemies with undeveloped lungs and her boy who spent 105 days in Intensive Care and nine surgeries later, finally came home to her loving touch. This morning I walked with parents who lost their babies.

Honored for my gift from God to stride side by side with all of them and thankful to The Lord for the truly amazing miracle of life and the boy I get to call my own.

Glory. Glory. Glory. Amen.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Don't Hassle Me

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10

When I was a Sophmore in high school, an upper classman took me on a classic dinner and movie date. It was the limp, Ruby Tuesday salad bar and the great Bill Murray in "What about Bob?"
A flick that remains to reign on my Top Ten List.

I spent the better part of the feature holding his clammy hand and throwing my head back in genuine glee. My nervous companion scolded my behavior and shushed my disturbing laughter.
To his chagrin, our romance ended with the rolling of the credits.
 Bob however is still with me today.

And this afternoon, I quote him louder than ever...despite the fact that I can not take a brief hiatus from motherhood, I am taking a vacation from my problems and excuses for not documenting the beautiful mess I'm in and the baby steps I'm taking towards progress.

Whatever the hell that means.

And so the writing begins...again.


"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Phillipians 2:1-4

Laying down ones life is what it means to be a mom. Nobody said it was easy.