Thursday, December 29, 2011

"A Brain, A Heart, Some Courage"


12/29/10 found us looking into the year 2011
wondering what would come of it.

"Would we sell our home?" was the biggest
question going into the '11.

As we head into '12, the biggest question
is "how do we utilize the new home God
has blessed us with?"

Yes, it took 9 months (a little over one year)
of 2011 before we sold and bought, but
God made a way, did what he said he was
going to do, and...

... He continues to lead.



It wasn't any ordinary day.

It was a Wednesday.
It was Samantha's birthday.

It was the day a young couple was returning to visit our
previously owned home for the second time in three days...
a very encouraging sign in the selling process.

We took the kids out for dinner... then went to the park
to give the home seekers the opportunity to see the home again.

At the park I had discomfort in my chest... chalked it up
to post-tree trimming strains.

We went home... the pain got worse. I lost my dinner.
Had some terrible sweats.

At some point, I took two aspirin. Don't know why. I just did.

Sam drove me to the hospital.

The heart attack was no something that I planned for such a day.


Back to today. Back to peering into 2012.

This verse swirling in my head:

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

What lies ahead?

I didn't know this day 2011.
I don't know moving into 2012.

All I know is this...

God was there through the home selling/buying process...
He was there July 26th 2011...
He is here today...
and He will be here tomorrow... and 2012... and beyond.

Friday, December 23, 2011

"Light In The Window"

I wanted to write a special Christmas blog that would bring the house down;
but then I remembered... IT'S NOT ABOUT ME.

Merry Christmas to all!

And I hope you find the truth of the season and take it to heart.

Friday, December 16, 2011


You can take my Santa.
You can take his deer.
You can take his elves, "who help him every year."

You can have the tree.
You can have the lights.
You can have the candles, that brighten all the nights.

You can keep the cards.
You can keep the songs.
You can keep your "Merrys", as you do all year long.

You can hide the shepards.
You can hide all three king.
You can hide the angels, no longer will they sing.

You can deny the crowded inn.
You can deny the manger.
You can deny the virgin birth, nothing could be stranger.

You can have my presents.
You can have my gifts.
You can have the peace and joy...

Eliminate Christmas, that's perfectly fine you see.
But you'll never remove the reason, who lives inside of me.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Monday, December 5, 2011


I can no longer think long enough
to create a well written piece of
blogliterature like I once was able
to wax. My life is a summary.
Minute (small) details. Incomplete.

It's a sad state.

Think back, I see why my substance-light
answers to the questions mom and dad
were asking me drove them bonkers at times.

They need details. I provided bread crumbs.
They desired loaves. I was well ahead of my
time and without the fancy contraptions tweeted
them to the best of my limited vocabulary.

Some promote this medium as a way to
practice the ability to be concise in getting
across a message.

I see it as a way (evidenced by many many tweeters)
of the futility of saying anything worth
"following" in such a limited amount of
character space.

Maybe I'm just becoming an aging fuddyduddy.

Or maybe, just maybe, we as a society are
promoting less communication disguised
as mass communication.