Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Looking at the Bright Side

The only nice thing about driving to

the dentist's office.

I went and had a broken tooth fixed by a wonderful dentist in a town about an hour away. I hate dental work. YES - hate - strong word, strong feeling!
James drove me so I wouldn't have to be alone. The sun was setting behind the mountains as we drove home. God gave me a bright side.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Minda's Proclaimation

"I am SO ready for summer!" This seems to be the sentiment of many during these last weeks of winter. I must tell you though, after waiting for YEARS for a snow filled winter, I'm in no rush to see Spring. I will love it when it comes, but snow on the pines, snow on my roof, icicles dripping down ~ I adore it. Minda on the other hand is purchasing a swimsuit and unearthing her coconut oil...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Current Obsessions

(Lots of Linky lovin' on the page! Click on the pictures to be transported!)

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee
Delicate fragrance of orange blossoms, with a clean, smooth, elegant finish. Imogen Heap
Speak for Yourself - Angelic sounding Emo

Rockford Coffee -

At the Cusp of 7th and Main

Superfood Micronutrient -

Green fruity Goodness

Down Comfort -

snuggle down in!

Bare Minerals -

Amazing and wonderful

Moleskine. Thoughts, scribbles, anywhere, everywhere.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

What more do you need?

~ One night not long ago ~

~ 3 Nights ago ~

~ 2 Nights ago ~
Look at that sunset beginning behind us!
(yes Tof can lift and carry me... and yes he has cornrows... but look at that sky!)

What other forms of manipulation do you need to see before you come visit?!?!

Friday, February 02, 2007

As He Becomes Clear

I love music! (Why do you think I married a musician?) I don't spend hours hitting the rewind button trying to get a lick down just right, but none the less, there is nothing that brings me to my knees quicker or lifts me to the throne of God faster than a song.

I am a dancer at heart. Always have been, always will be, even when I'm 80! So, I love things that get me stirred up a and set my feet to groovin', but 2 artists have an uncanny ability to render me helpless. A puddle, if you will... Their lyrics - My prayer.

Chris Rice questions, yet praises still. His very human cries for belonging, feelings of worthlessness, and forthrightness with his tendancy to wander validate my own heart, yet don't leave me to wallow there. He never finishes without retelling me that "God is Big Enough", that "He still wants to hold me and use me", and that He "races to meet me and bring me back to life".

Bebo Norman is the other one. I get teased about this one all the time. Everyone thinks I like him because he is handsome. Have you listened to his lyrics? He breaks my heart. My knees bend in submission to the Spirit's whisper that invades the hardened shell as he sings. He is handsome - get over it and see his heart. I happen to have a dangerously handsome man of my own with a voice that melts me quite effectively.

This morning I cried. I turned on my playlist on Rhapsody and went on editing photos. By the end of the first song, first chorus I was useless as God spoke and I repented -again- for my indifference and self sufficiancy. Here's it is (prepare to be jello):

Disappear Bebo Norman
On a day like this I want to crawl beneath a rock
A million miles from the world
The commotion that never seems to stop
And on a day like this I want to run from the routine
Run away from the daily grind
That can suck the life right out of me
I only know of one place I can run to…

I want to hide in You
The Way, The Life, The Truth
So I can disappear
And love is all there is to see
Coming out of me
And you become clear
As I disappear

I don't want to care about earthly things
Be caught up in all the lies
That trick my eyes
They say it's all about me
I'm so tired of it being about me

I want to hide in You
The Way, The Life, The Truth
So I can disappear
And love is all there is to see
Coming out of me
And you become clear
As I disappear

2Co 3:16 Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are--face to face!
2Co 3:17 They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it!
2Co 3:18 All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
As He Becomes Clear...