Tuesday, October 26, 2010

He Gently Leads

I was having a hard time with mothering my little ones and my wise friend, Dottie, shared this passage with me. It was/is exactly what I need during these precious (and difficult) days.

"He tends His flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Friday, October 22, 2010


Me: Babe, I think when we get out of school you should learn to play the guitar.

Wes: ?

Me: Seriously. I think it would be a good thing to have in your back pocket in ministry. Maybe it could even be included as a budget item (guitar lessons).

Wes: Shaking his head. Smiling.

long pause.

I also think I should learn how to fly a plane so that I can fly youth to remote parts of the Congo.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"The More Deeply...

...one feels his or her
sin debt,
the more intensely
he or she feels
the wonder of its payment."

-Tim Keller

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

You'll Never Guess...

who I got to talk to today!

A friend and I met for coffee at Caribou today after I dropped my boys off at preschool.
I had Lalla with me and my friend, Sam and I were enjoying catching up.
We were just talking away when Angie Harmon walked in the door along with another lady. Sam and I both took a double take (nonchalantly, ofcourse).
And we both kinda said,
"is that?"
"yeah, I think so".

So Sam and I continue.
And then one of us says "everyone around here is acting so nonchalant"
and "yeah well no one wants to be that person to rush up and offer your napkin to sign" and we laugh about that and then say "or have her sign your baby!"
and we giggle.

Then a few seconds later while Same and I are talking I notice she (ANGIE!) is looking at my baby and making sweet faces - "aahing and oohing" and saying "She's precious" from across the place.
And I smile.
And from across the place she comes over and says "Ahhh. She is beautiful!"
And Lalla is just chilling out on my legs which are sort of crossed. She is just smiling and looking all around and they are talking to my baby and she is just smiling right back.

It was a little surreal.
I must admit.
Having a (stunningly beautiful famous) woman peak over your shoulder and carry on with your baby.
What does one do?
What is appropriate?
DO you ask her to sign something?
Take a picture with you?
Ask her "are you Angie Harmon?"
Say "I know who you are and I'm a huge fan!"
As the conversation progressed I took the
"act normal, genuine as if she were anyone else" route.

Her friend asked how old Lalla is - I said 8 weeks and they were really sweet and affirming about my weight loss since her birth. They asked if Lalla is my first and I said that she is my third and they asked what kind of baby she is and I said that she is my best baby so far and that "she makes me want to have another one" and she said "Don't do it! My third made me want to have another one as well." So I asked her her children's ages and what their genders are and my friend mentioned that she has 2 and has been wondering about a third and she encouraged her to "go for it!". It was just a real sweet conversation. Just like I have with other moms all the time. She apologized for taking up too much of our time.
So she left.
And Sam and I were giddy.

It was really neat.
And she was/is such a sweet and genuine, down to earth and really beautiful person.
And...I really wish I'd gotten a picture.
Oh well.
Next time.