"There are lives I can imagine without children, but none of them have the same laughter and noise" - Story People
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have convinced myself that I must listen to some thumping music while I run. Saturday as Damien and I were going for ten through the woods, I realized that I was praying with the music on.... which basically went something like... "Lord, thank you for this beauty... "I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding love"..."Please God help me to..." you get the idea and then God whispered as He often does, "listen to me." I immediately turned off the ipod and right next to me was a rushing creek that I couldn't see through the trees but could definitely hear loud and clear once I turned off the "noise." I had to ask God then and there to forgive me for the times that I fill my life up with noise... not bad stuff usually but stuff that keeps me from hearing His voice... So I encourage you as we prepare for this Lenten season.. not to have only one way conversations but that we might choose to take the time and make the effort to create silent spaces in our day to hear the voice of the one who loves us beyond our wildest dreams.
I am a woman shamelessly dependent on a Savior. I am constantly being shaped and molded, bending and moving in ways I never thought possible. I am married to the most incredible Australian man, the accent of which is only the beginning of his sublimeness. He is a rock that God has so graciously allowed me to walk alongside. I have four beautiful children who teach me more than I could ever teach them. This blog is really about sharing life with others and hoping to provide even the slightest bit of wind at their backs at just the right moment. I have a soft spot for nutella and peanut butter on a spoon together, like dogs that smell good but not cats, force myself to join clubs to be more relationally oriented, and at least once a week dance so long in my living room that sweat drips in my eyes.