May 31, 2010

fabulous video goodness

I officially need a tuxedo and some dance lessons.

May 29, 2010


Many happy returns on the day of thy birth, many seasons of sunshine be given,
May God in His mercy prepare you on earth for a beautiful birthday in heaven.

May 28, 2010

guest blog

In anticipation of having NO free time during moving week, Nish asked if I'd do a guest post on her blog. Let me stop here and say that if you're not reading Nish, you are MISSING OUT. I love her honesty and her sense of humor, the way she invites you into her life and shares whatever is on her heart. She also has FANTASTIC taste in music. (Gagaohlala)

Basically, she's awesome and she asked me to do a guest post, so check it out.

The Outdoor Wife

thankful on a thursday—one day late

Blah, blah, blah. Life is busy. Blah, blah. Needed sleep. Blah, blah. Excuses.

Thankful on a Thursday...but on Friday. So here's my list:
  1. High School Musical movie marathon with my high school girls!!
  2. The sound of rain on the roof as I fall asleep.
  3. Physical therapy.
  4. The return of Saturday morning runs!
  5. Two weeks worth of my friends' CSA share and the green garlic pesto recipe I got to try.
  6. I am not who other people have named me.
  7. A long weekend with almost nothing to do.
  8. Honesty.
  9. Hot coffee on a cold morning.
  10. Family.

May 18, 2010






May 17, 2010

missing gratitude

So I missed this last week's Thankful on a Thursday post, which kind of bums me out. I look forward to it every week as it's always a time of reflection for me, a time to zoom out and look at more than what's right in front of my face. My reason for missing was pretty awesome little sister Lauren graduated from the University of Montana this weekend, so Thursday was all about rushing around the office so I could leave work early and catch a plane to Missoula.

In lieu of a Thankful on a Thursday post let me simply say that I am SO THANKFUL for my sister.

May 6, 2010

thankful on a thursday-longing for peace

I am confused. I am certain. I am doubtful. I am assured.

Back and forth. Back and forth. Fear. Peace. Fear. Faith. Fear. Love. Fear. Trust. He wraps me up in so many layers of Himself, but the enemy reverts to his tried and true weapon—fear.

I am trying to wade through, to see His Truth, to find my path. His path. Words that once brought comfort and freedom only seem to confuse. But He is not a God of confusion. He is a God of peace. He does not hide from me when I seek Him. How do I quiet my fears enough to hear His still, small voice?

Within this back and forth I am still thankful. It is a choice to be thankful, and it is a choice worth making.
  1. A quiet evening at home.
  2. The comfort and solace of His word.
  3. My first physical therapy appointment.
  4. A day of sunshine without rain.
  5. A double shot eight ounce latte.
  6. Celebrating my sister's graduation with lots of family.
  7. Books on loan from friends.
  8. Good local beers with friends.
  9. The joy that fills each Wednesday night.
  10. God's unendingly, patient, bottomless love.