Tuesday, September 25, 2007

the song of my heart (lately)

you know how sometimes a certain song will just really hit you in a different light for reasons you cannot explain? maybe it is just me. the boys and i have been listening to 'a collision' dvd by david crowder for months on end since i never take the time to switch dvds in the suburban. yesterday evening on our way out the song "wholly yours" was playing and casey was singing along which prompted coleman to join in, repeating after him. suffice it to say that i wept. just like that, right on research forest in 5 pm traffic. over a song i have heard a million and one times. perhaps hearing the words fresh and new out of the mouths of the boys just got to me. a friend recently wrote in her blog about how her children have been instruments of God in her life on many occasions. this was one of them for me. and now that song echoes in my mind all day long. i thought you might enjoy seeing the words in print and pondering on them yourself. i don't know the rules of printing someone else's song in your blog, but i am giving the credit to the author, and i know he wrote it to encourage believers and to bring glory to God, so hopefully it will be okay.

i am full of earth. you are heaven's worth.
i am stained with dirt, prone to depravity.
you are everything that is bright and clean, the antonym of me. you are divinity.
but a certain sign of grace is this: from the broken earth
flowers come up pushing through the dirt.
you are holy, holy , holy.
all heaven cries holy, holy, God.
you are holy, holy, holy.
i want to be holy like you are.
you are everything that is bright and clean
and you're covering me with your majesty.
and the truest sign of grace was this:
from wounded hands redemption fell down, liberating man.
but the harder i try, the more clearly can i feel the depth of our fall and the weight of it all.
and this might could be the most impossible thing: your grandness in me
making me clean.
glory, glory, hallelujah.
so here i am, all of me. finally everything.
wholly, wholly yours.
i am full of earth and dirt and You.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Are you ready for some football???

Casey is playing flag football at the YMCA this fall. Here is some of the action from today's game. Okay, it is not all about winning, but since you're wondering....I guess I'll mention it, his team dominated. He has got some great moves!

Compelling Advertisement

I think Coleman wins the bid for

advertising Domino's new OREO Dessert Pizza....

(fyi...contrary to the way it appears, it was not too big a hit at our house.

I just think it made for a great photo op!)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


We have implemented a brand new budget this fall, courtesy of Dave Ramsey. I have found it easier to stick to when I limit myself to as few "errand" days as possible. With my new found time at home, I am finally getting to some long ignored projects. For example, I have been taking old photos from the boxes they are stacked in and at least stuffing them into albums with photo sleeves. I once had high hopes of becoming a scrapbook queen, and on some level, I am holding on to those hopes. In the meantime, I want to be able to enjoy the photos with the kids.

So today I am feeling nostalgic. Why does it have to go by so fast????
Among the best advice I have gotten as a mom is the encouragement to enjoy every stage and so I do try to soak it all in each day and then embrace the next phase as it comes my way.
But give me a break!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A blog of my own

So, I have been slowly enticed into the world of blogging. It started with a friend or two who moved far away and I just needed to keep in touch with them and all they were doing. Then, through links on their blogs, I became a blog stalker. I read the blogs of people I have never met. I have always loved people and since becoming a momma there seems less and less time to be really involved with lots of people as much as I'd like on a daily basis, so the world of blogging is like a way for me to feel like I have a life outside of my house and all the responsibility inside.
I have ultimately decided that I can no longer sit back and read all of my daily blogs. I am going to push aside the questions that loom in my mind of who in the world will read my blog and what kind of material will I have and just start writing. Of course, I would like to start with a bang. I have been pondering what funny story to tell, what photos to add, etc. But since I made the decision to start blogging, things have been rather busy. That is what brings me to the following conclusion: I am just gonna start it up. No bells, no whistles. Just me, getting that first blog out of the way so I can get on with this already. Done.