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Archive for January, 2012


Leave Room For God

I’m driving east on our state hwy when out of NOWHERE a car u-turns right in front of me and I SLAM on the brakes, my bag fly’s off the passenger seat, the booster seat in the back (fortunately with no kid in it) slams into the back of the divers seat and I severely reduce the tread on my tires.

The offending car immediately accelerates out of the turn and away from my wrath needless to say I didn’t feel very Christian or forgiving – in fact I wanted to drive right up and give a good dose of the stink eye & mouth angrily ‘WHAT ARE YOU DOING’ & maybe add some special Australian words, or even French ones!

Fortunately I didn’t get a chance to be that hypocritical (it may surprise or even astound you that I’ve done a few stupid things in traffic in my time!)

Truth is; More…


Keepin it SIMPLE!


Practicing The Presence & Glory Of God

Writer John Fischer wrote this week:

‘God doesn’t desire more of our time sometimes; He desires more of our attention all the time.

“I have set the Lord always before me.” (Psalm 16:8 NIV)

“My eyes are ever on the Lord.” (Psalms 25:15 NIV)

“I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1 NIV) More…


Art, Passion, Grace & Forgiveness

Mandy & I had a great date in Denver this past weekend for our anniversary. We ate out and enjoyed the ‘urban art’ (aka: graffiti or ‘Tebow-art’). Then we enjoyed the historic art (at the Denver Art Museum), shopped a little, and went for a coffee date in the afternoon as snow gently covered the city – it was romantic.



New Year Choices

This past week we took a trip to the Butterfly Pavilion with our boys. This is a stretch for me, because even though it sounds like a great place to visit, it’s actually an insect zoo! I happily left a country full of disgusting insects and moved to Colorado which is God’s chosen land when it comes to hairy disgusting creepy crawlies! We hardly have any here – except at the Butterfly Pavilion where you can hold a fat tarantula named Rosie and get a sticker to prove that you did! Needless to say, none of us got a sticker – I didn’t particularly want to screem like a middle schooler in front of a bunch of middle schoolers who were proudly lining up to hold Rosie. (I’m still having bad dreams about her dangling from the rear view mirror in my car!)

Fortunately we all loved the butterfly atrium despite Joey’s initial disappointment that one wouldn’t land in his hands – after all a 4 yr olds hands are not the safest place for an endangered species of butterfly!

But the picture of Joey standing with open hands waiting for a butterfly to land was a great perspective moment for me for the new year… I hope I live that way. I hope I choose to live with hands open to what God wants to do this new year, not closed to His possibilities and hanging on to my fears and short comings. More…