Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009


i have a confession to make. well, it's not really that huge, so put down that phone to Fox News.

i haven't been into the Word daily for about 2 weeks.

It's not that i don't want to neglect it.

but it's that i'm too busy....there i said it. happy now?

really it hasn't been a priority.


super uber sad.

but it's a human reaction right? when things are going well, don't "rock the boat" and try to change it.

but i should be scared.

i should be.. because this is exactly the place where satan wants me.

i'm not forwarding the Kingdom.. so he leaves me alone.


i want to be worth an attack by satan.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

shocked and slightly embarrassed at the obvious neglect of another happy day.

all i can say is that maybe i'm having to many

happydays and storytimes
or that...

the monsters have taken me away.

(thanks to no time for flashcards for the great craft
that over 30 littles got to experience!)

Monday, October 19, 2009


LOVE my "new" case for traveling..

LOVE that i got to spend some time with the lead singer AND the mountains.

perfect morning to have my new favorite cinnamon rolls.
(that's darci, the lead singer's baby sis.. LOVE her)

i LOVE seafood and pasta.

ok that's a totally funny pic of me,
but i LOVE that i got to hold those twins for a bit.
(also, got to spend time with a college friend
and her adorable babies.. LOVED that.)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

stopping by!

i wonder if people who live in the mountains are ever desensitized by the scenery.
if so, it would be a very sad day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


i have an issue. it's not a huge one, but it's big enough that i'm wondering what on earth i'm supposed to be doing about it. knowing, of course that me doing something about it.. will result in nothing being done about it.

for today however, i'll play a tad.. then i'll pack... cuz mr lead singer is going to whisk me away for a 5 day vacation in the mountains and maybe in that space where God talks to me in my heart. i'll be able to be still long enough to listen to Him.. so i can do something when i return.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Fed Ex- AC/DC- Roe v. Wade- Pink Floyd -Godfathers Pizza - all established in 1973. i have been on the search for a t-shirt that says "established in 1973" cause well, that's the year i was established.. i know weird..but really its justa thing i've been looking for.

so, i am doing my prep work for small group and diving into the psalms. and i find this..READ it.. don't skip it.. READ slowly.. don't gloss over ONE SINGLE WORD!!

When my soul was embittered, when i was pricked in heart,
i was brutish and ignorant; i was like a beast to you.

Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.

Whom have i in heaven but you? and there is nothing on earth that i desire besides you.

(you reading slowly????)

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

But for me it is good to be near God;
i have made the Lord my God my refuge,
that i may tell of all your works.
Psalm 73:21-26

who needs a silly old t-shirt??

i got psalm 73.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

playing again.

what do you get when you wrap your grandma's yarn rapidly around a cardboard piece?

apples of course, so much fun! you can find the original idea here!!

as if those apples weren't sweet and cute enough...

we made play dough that smelled like mulled cider.
(you can find that here!)

so much fun today at happyday!
what are you doing fun to make your own happyday!?!?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


anyone who works with toddlers know that you just don't do some things..

1. Glitter
2. Watered down paint
3. Glue bottles
(yes i know that's an ant.. not a firefly)

but i hate rules and guidelines.

yes i DID apologize lots and lots.. but the kids loved it.

i figure if i just combine all the "no no's " on the same day.
i can get back to non messy things next week.

Monday, October 5, 2009


shhhh don't tell.
you never saw this picture.
i signed a covenant that says that
what happens in small group stays in small group...
but it's a part of my story that i just have to share it with you.
i offered to lead my sunday night small group for one week. it happens to be the week that we are studying contemplative tradition. me being who i am, i wanted to play.

so i bring my happyday! supplies and we painted.

we painted the place where we have experienced God.
with quiet piano music playing
a single candle lit in the middle of the table
there we sat. being quiet together for about 10-15 minutes focusing on God.
it was worshipful and beautiful.

at the end of the time we shared about our painting, and it hit me that God is active and alive in everyones life around that table, of course i know that, but seeing it was refreshing, and encouraging.

(those bars in the middle of the table were my "apology" token.. incase everyone hated playing.
cause it never hurts to want to be liked..)

UGH!! i almost forgot to TELL you the REASON that i enjoyed this journey with my bros and sistas so much..

at the end we had to pick another leader for the next week

and someone said "i pick kelly..."

haven't heard that in over a year... warms my heart.

thanks God.