17 December 2014

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In the midst of December busy-ness and before trying to be an extrovert for a couple of hours, the light and stillness of the downtown storefront window spoke peace.

For it is you who light my lamp;
    the Lord my God lightens my darkness.

Psalm 18:28

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How many years has it been now, this Virtual Ornament Exchange party? 17, I think? Words flying, laughing out loud, and three beautiful angels to remind me of friends across the country who have shared the journey together.

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So many choices in that town, but we decided on ramen. Not your ordinary, rip open the plastic wrapper and add mystery powdered flavoring and boiling water, ramen. No, this was stand in line outside, waiting for 20 minutes before getting in the door, ramen. This was a bowl of steaming goodness ramen. This was fresh noodles and broth to heal what ails you ramen.

(at Ramen Tatsu-ya in Austin, TX)

13 December 2014

12 December 2014

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She wins 5 games to none in Uno Attack, and then captures Jaq & Gus AND Prince Charming to crush us in Princess Monopoly besides.

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They promised magic and we were not disappointed!

10 December 2014

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Afternoon painting pottery with the high school group- my turn comes next week...

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I love it when the playlist syncs to what I see all around me...

You are the sun shining down on everyone
Light of the world giving light to everything I see
Beauty so brilliant I can hardly take it in
And everywhere you are is warmth and light

And I am the moon with no light of my own
Still you have made me to shine
And as I glow in this cold dark night
I know I can't be a light unless I turn my face to you

- "You Are The Sun," by Sara Groves

08 December 2014

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The smile of recognition and the wave when we walked in was worth it all. Great job, violinist Phoebe! We are proud of you.

07 December 2014

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... because the rest of the day just wasn't so photogenic.
not bad, just not photo inspiring.

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I left the house before anyone was awake, and by the time I returned, they had made great progress on decorating the tree. I love my elves.

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The morning jog was all fog.

O ye beneath life's crushing load
Whose forms are bending low
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps so slow

Look now for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing
Oh, rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels, and hear them sing

kept running through my head.

(lyrics from It Came Upon a Midnight Clear- especially the version by Sara Groves)

04 December 2014

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"The Gospel isn’t only what we believe in -- because the Gospel is ultimately what we. live. out."
- Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience, 4December2014