Showing posts from August, 2009

Not Viable

I just googled how to fold a fitted sheet. It seemed funny to me. I am not sure why. I think my own life is some big dramatic satire I watch and run commentary on. I don't even feel like writing. I wonder about many things. Why am I having such trouble carrying a child to term? Not viable. It sounds like I am broken. I don't want to be gossiped about or end up in any letters. This happened to me before and I found it humiliating. Controversy is currently stirring about me. I didn't want this today. Tears. I wonder about prophecy. Being given a word from the Lord does not entitle us to be unkind. How did Isaiah do it? Jeremiah? From what I understand, no one received Jeremiah's words. Was he less of a prophet? Did he say things the wrong way? His prophesies came true, believed upon or not. Where is the debate in that? What do I do now? How do we move on from here? Does anyone care? If I was luke warm, would I yell at people who preached against it? Have I? Have you? Wher

Congress Avenue Bat Colony - Austin, TX

The largest urban bat colony in North America is located in Austin. It boasts 1.5 million bats. A few years ago, we saw the bats, after eating, from the top of the bridge. They came out for an hour and a half. This year, we decided to take advantage of the Austin American Statesman's free bat parking (after 6 p.m.) and have a fantastic picnic. We arrived at 6:30 and got a great spot on the grassy knoll between Lady Bird Lake and the Statesman offices. The blankets were laid out and the culinary fare did abound. The bat information that I saw on the web said that the bats come out around sunset. They actually start heading out around 7:30 and it goes on until after dark. August is said to be the best bat viewing because all of the bats that were born in June are now also flying. There are no public bathrooms at this locations. Go before you come. You can also see the bats from TGIF on Congress. Next year, I think our family will try the river boat cruise. The people watching and glo

Pitas Stuffed with Roast Beef and Swiss


Do You Want A Friend? by Noel Piper

Additional post below this review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each page of this book to my little girl. With each turn, we would see the attributes of Christ's friendship and the Scripture to compliment it. It is a simple and easy to read format that a child can readily understand. I love that we can read scripture to her and that her mind is saturated with it. Like any book your child loves to read, they can repeat it back to you word for word. The colors and illustrations are brilliant. Five Stars.

A Bend in the Road

Yesterday, I delighted in wearing my grandmother's pearls to the market. I saw a woman there buying brilliant red gerber daisies. I liked her right away . . . knowing that she must have a vibrant zest for life. We never spoke. "I have been married for six years," I thought as I sat in the church we were married in. Celebrated at the same place we went on our first "date" to. It's not the same eatery we first dined in, but it was still lovely. Things change so much and go so fast. My grandparents ranch has a for sale sign in front of it. People lived there. I stared at things my grandparents owned for sale in antique stores. I knew the stories. Perhaps that's why I love antiquing. Stories. Life . I bought a beaded evening bag that I fully intend to carry in the day. I wondered if some of my deceased family members that sat next to me in church on Sundays growing up are really in heaven. How can people say words like fag, nigger, or that they hope others

Julie and Julia

Denbigh took me to see Julie and Julia yesterday on our sixth wedding anniversary. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mostly, I must say, because it touted one of my life's mottos, "Butter!" This movie tells the two tories of two women who had no idea who they were or where they were going. Discouragement had come over and over. Through life, love, and, of course, butter, the overcame their circumstance to embrace passion. I highly recommend it. Perhaps you are looking for something more in your life and need a touch of inspiration. Check out this movie. There are a few curse words, Christian friends, but nothing vile or vulgar. Enjoy!

And the Winner is . . .

Congratulations to Carla Thomas of Waco, TX! You have won a complimentary copy of the Jesus test by Robert Barge. Keep checking in every Tuesday. We will have more contests soon!