"abide in me as I abide in you..." John 15:4
I did the BCP hours this morning. We read from Matthew 12 where Jesus is confronting the Pharisees. It made me feel convicted about all of the ways I'm too much like a Pharisee - it was a good time in the word.Peace,-t
I read the story of the Tower of Babel. Always one that interest me, with the foolishness.
I'm sorry it's been so long since I've been on - I'm struggling with this blog as I am having to "sign up for an account" every time I write...hmmmm. Don't know what I'm doing wrong.I finished Galatians today. There's so much there - all such good prayer for my life. So practical. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together today at the Nelson. Amazing! Thank you for your sweet friendships!
I did the BCP hours this morning and listened to a sermon by Rob Bell. (it was on Babel, Kerrie! great minds...)Yesterday I did visio divina with staff - what a great exercise that was. I'm still thinking about it...see the people.
last night i was looking up passages that used the word fountain (i'm still enjoying the image from our time yesterday at the museum, in fact, i'm putting up my very inadaquate drawing of the 'fountain' statues as a reminder of this wonderful time and experience of grace i had) and i found a great passage in Psalm 36How precious is your unfailing love, O Lord...you are the fountain of life.this morning i meditated on that psalm, (especially those verses) and just enjoyed the truth found in them. i'm really thankful for our time yesterday, God really used it to bless me in a significant way. Great idea tim!
hey all!I am still recovering from yesterday =0) I am trying to spend some time praying and reflecting on that expierence. I have printed out that painting to remember what I was thinking and feeling during that time. It was such a fun and rich excercise.
Friday Confessional:I confess that I’ve tried too hard to be really productive this week. I thought it would be good to be to work much earlier so that I could still make it home by 4:30 or shortly after, so I’ve been coming in about 6:30am. It has made me more productive. But it has also made me cranky and mean. Clearly, productivity comes at a price.I confess that I’m angry at Kristin’s parents because they cut our boys’ hair last week. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal but it made me feel judged by them and I’ve taken it entirely personal. I confess that I struggle letting things go when I feel wronged – that goes much further than this one instance.I confess to being hard to live with. I confess to needing a full 8 hours of sleep. I confess craving significance. I confess to reading too much. I confess to soothing low self-esteem with chocolate syrup and brownies.I confess that I can’t wait to go on study leave/personal retreat next week. I love the abbey and Isaac Anderson and Shayne Wessel, two really good friends are going to be up for a day or two each. I confess that I’ve been a little lazy about disciplines this week thinking that next week I’ll make up for it. I confess that I would give anything (almost) to be smarter than I am.
Hey friends, I’m going to jump in here for Friday confessions (if it is ok with y’all) because I miss that discipline so much! I confess to not protecting my devotional time because I have been preoccupied with all the impending changes, I feel crumby letting that be the thing that falls away. Again, the urgent pushes out the important…I confess to avoiding this blog because of what I said above, I don’t want to have to own it…I confess to being really pissy with the neighbor kids because they run in and out of my house all day and drink all my juice boxes.I confess to serious anxiety about moving, not feelings of regret but knowing there is going to be so much adjustment and change makes me feel uncomfortable. I am confessing this because I think it means that deep down I don’t believe God will take care of me. I want to be a person that leans into the wind and says “God, I’m yours …lets take a chance, lets jump!” I am disappointed that that is not me!I confess I ate almost a whole bag of those little powdered sugar donuts
thanks for joining confession, mandy. it was a really good confession.
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