>OK, not messing around here, I have 3 things to tell you:
When I was around 8, I somehow caught a bug that has only spread with time.
“And the day came
when the risk it took
to remain tight inside the bud
was more painful
than the risk it took
Oh my gosh! I have the most gargantuan blemish on my face. It is driving me CRAZY. We don’t have jack-o-lanterns on our front porch–we don’t need to–I’ve provided my family with the biggest, brightest, scariest jack-o-blemish. Nobody looks at my eyes anymore – everyone gazes at this freakshow on my face. Its so bad that I talk with my hand “conveniently” over my mouth – as if I have a secret to tell the world.
But you know the old adage: if you can’t fix it, blog about it!
OK, so I’ve tried: Clearasil, Cortisone, Elizabeth Arden’s 8-hr cream, Visine (to take the red out?), hot water, a blow dryer, cover-up…I think that’s it, so far.
Why do imperfect things (we have no control over) happen to us?
A big zit; a booger in our nose, a fly that’s down, an accidental backend noise….
things that aren’t permanent, aren’t tragic, aren’t contagious, they’re just, well…..humbling.
This jack-o-blemish stands as a reminder that I’m not all that; and I better never think I am.
God who made me; is the God who loves me;
is precisely the God to put a nice head on my zit,
the head on my neck gets too big.
We are potty-training. It’s very exciting when Andy goes potty; conversely, it’s a bummer (& a mess) when he doesn’t. Here was my dilemma: Andy went potty, Andy went potty outside.
It’s a “way to go, Andy!” coupled with “what’d you do???”
Sometimes, I do this with God. I mean to do good, but my good gets coupled with bad. (Apostle Paul spoke to this)
If you are trying your hardest to get a, “way to go!” from God, keep trying. Sure, you’ll occasionally potty outside, but God believes in you! And He’ll be the loudest to cheer for you when you get it right.
God knows your heart….just like he knows Andy’s.They say the road to heaven is paved with good intentions, maybe…
But perhaps the road to heaven is paved with good motivations;
& God’s road back is paved with grace
> Am I the only one who has emotion commotion? Seriously…is it just me, or do any of you wake up feeling like this…
2. I’ve extended my private life into another Internet-venue. It’s called Facebook. So now, I’m a blogger, a twitterer, and a facebooker.
3. Please pray for my dear friends & mentors, Don and Mary Nash. You know what…even better, send me an encouraging word for them & I’ll send it to them.
4. Plunge into the book of Ecclesiastes. Absorb it–word for word. Its the 2nd time I’ve done this recently, I’m awed by its truths.
5. Use Halloween as an opportunity to be a shining bright light to your neighbors this year. Have extra candy, extra love (“love thy neighbor”), and extra time to build a bridge.
I love my homecity, man.
The winters are brutal, but it’s a great place for snow-angels:
The other day, DJ & Andy found a frog.
They didn’t want it to be thirsty, so they put water in the bucket.
They didn’t want him to be hungry so they put a dead worm in the bucket.