Thursday, March 26, 2009


We are a community.
We take care of each other.
We shine.
We try hard.
We are good at what we do.
We are the calvary.
We've got your back.
Our skills are at your service.
We're pulling for you.
We care about you.
We're in this together.
(we just don't always make the news)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Zen

Inspired by Alise, here is a sweet couple of minutes to just...


reminds me of being a kid

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lighting The Way

Ran across this story today... whoa, I am running late for church... so, quickly...

It just goes to remind me that there are so many ordinary people who do the right thing; the brave thing. Most of the time, they don't get the credit or hoopla by making headlines or history books.

More importantly, we miss out on their example.

I will be adding Claudette Colvin to the crowd of people I carry around in my heart. I will think of her when I need a courage to do the right thing.

She is a light along the path.

Friday, March 13, 2009

slumpin' it

I am in a slump-

It's probably a lingering after-effect of my trip to Florida... come home, get into a rut.

So, today I just want to get something out on the blog.

Let's see....

Maybe start with something to be thankful about.


A list.

Thankful for:

1. a friend who is now a Vet and can field questions like: "so IF my cat ingested glass, what happens next?"
2. being given a super-cool necklace out of the blue
3. a friend who will call me as she goes through a hard time, b/c she knows I get it
4. other friends who teach me how to be a better friend to her
5. txting
6. baby kittens
7. older kittens
8. farms
9. dirtbikes
10. helmets (ha)
11. work trips with the church
12. facebook
13. internet
14. ipod
15. candles
16. sarah vowell
17. blogs
18. small groups
19. wyoming
20. books
21. comments on my blog

Monday, March 09, 2009

Lost Generation

I've been slacking on the blog lately. Hope to get back to it soon.

In the meantime, I found this vid while surfing.

This turns cool, watch it through...

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

True Nature of Security?

Thinking about Loving Your Enemy.

Acutually, I don't think much about enemies. I think about unpleasant folks in daily life.

Lately, a phrase from a Speaking Of Faith episode keeps coming to mind:

"One of the words which, to me, is a mark of deep religion is paradox... And often, the true nature of things is paradoxical. And the Christian paradox is that the true nature of power is in weakness and suffering. That is the true nature of power. And it is transformative. ...the underlying question is what's the true nature of security? And the answer is very simple. You are secure if you have no enemies. That's where security lies. So how do you change enemies into friends is the true question which underlies true security." ~George F. R. Ellis. professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, recipient of the Templeton Prize, and the author

So, how do we turn enemies into friends? ...I'm guessing the answer is, We love them.

I would like to hear some real-life stories about this.

I'll be thinking about it. And, in the meantime, if you have a comment or story, please share.