Monday, September 29, 2008


When I look around my living room, I see all kinds of clutter. It's not trash necessarily. Maybe it's a misplaced toy or a paper from school that's on the floor. Maybe its a receipt I need to shred or something left behind by someone close to me. Eventually there is so much I feel overwhelmed. Where to start? How do I get to some of the things I really need to do with all of this STUFF in my way?

And it reminds me of my heart.

Yesterday, my mind was so full of stuff, it was hard to wade through to sit down with the Lord and just focus on him. I kept seeing the big decision that needs to be made here or the person I need to touch base with there or the thing I should have said and didn't. There was my football team's loss and my husband's weekend plans that didn't turn out quite like I'd hoped.

And there was conviction...despite the clutter or maybe because of it.

Now, how do I wade through all of it to attend to the important things the Lord has laid before me?

I can't do anything on my own...neither clean my house nor my heart. OK, Jesus, I need Your help!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The newest pony

Drano Dash---A super pony who unclogs your sink this random quote came from my kids and me discussing the names of the "my little pony" series.

I wonder what color drano dash would be?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sept 22, 2004

a plane crashed on a strange island. Little did I know, the people on the plane were already Lost.

We had fun watching the first half of the Lost pilot last night. I can't wait until 2009 when I'll have more mysteries to obsess about and more character development on this fantastic show.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

(Wo)Man Vs. machine

Well, I'm frustrated with my dishwasher....

I don't believe that a machine meant to wash my dishes should require me to pre-wash my dishes. If I want to rinse them off, I might as well wash them by hand.

So, in utter frustration today, I took apart my dishwasher...not completely...but enough to realize how gross it is. And now I'm running it with a cup of vinegar to see if I can get the silly thing to DO ITS JOB!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Only at my house

my 3 other family members are watching Return of the Jedi to the soundtrack---they are listening to the CD of the soundtrack and watching the movie. How geeky is that?

3 words

that sent a sickening chill down my spine.


please look away...I may lose my lunch

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So, I've been thinking a lot about the concept of a church within a church. A smaller body of believers who function somewhat independently but are a part of a larger body.

First, every church building in America hosts a church within the Church.

Second, when a biblical community is functioning well, it is going to become a church within a church. It is going to meet the needs of community members--caring for those connected to it. I see this in my Sunday School class. We are bound together by common beliefs, we meet together, we meet each other's needs, and we have leadership to guide us. We are still a part of a larger body...Grace Chapel. So, what binds us to GC? Our common beliefs, our dedication to the same mission, the resources GC provides for us. Many of us attend the larger church service--so we get the same messages and can theoretically talk through those messages.

So, is there a problem with this concept? Is it wrong to have a church within a church?

Or more importantly--How can any such entity with its own identity stay connected to the whole? By submitting to the elders of the larger body and connecting through the vision and mission of the larger body, it is both possible and exciting to see smaller bodies unite to be one larger body.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


The Faiders are crying in Jokeland....they were annihilated by the Broncos last night...41-14!

One of my favorite parts about living in metro-Denver is being at the grocery store on game day. There were 10 or more people...not counting Trina and I...who were dressed in orange and blue. Hometown Spirit makes me smile.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Looking forward to a satisfying game on Monday Night. May the Broncos play their best and use the Raiders as they should be used.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Monday Can't Come Soon Enough

Broncos Raiders - Monday Night Intro
by kmonty27

Please note...this video is rated PG for language and for absolute hatred.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Hypocrisy the last minute...I gave in an signed up for the Fireproof contest on Klove. I guess I will leave it up to God...maybe He wants me humbled. With my sweet uncle undergoing cancer surgery in LA this month, I'd hate to miss out on an opportunity to see him. Or at least that's my current justification.

Monday, September 01, 2008


So, at the behest of one of my best friends in the world, I have now got skype. And I'm anxious to try it out by calling her but I have 2 problems.

1--she lives in Peru and therefore is not celebrating Labor Day today
2--I still don't have her Skype name

MLE--Please call or write or blog or something.

Better late than never

We watched Facing the Giants last night. I know I'm late to the party, but that movie was really, really good. It made me think, and now I'm thinking how I can prepare my fields for God's rain. If you haven't seen it...ok, you probably all have...but if you haven't, its worth finding.


So, if you've read the last two can laugh with me. Klove is doing a promotion to win 2 tickets to Hollywood to see Fireproof and meet the star. So, if I enter...I would probably win... Seems like it would be hypocritical to enter...