Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yard Sale This Saturday!

For those who are nearby and know us personally, come and visit our yard sale this Saturday. Toys, children's and adult's clothing, shoes, bedding, housewares, small furniture, barstools, and plenty of excellent buys are to be had. Email me and I'll send you directions to our house. We can't wait to bless others with our stuff and clean house! :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Day of Prayer?

Seems odd that we need a day "set aside" for this, yet I can appreciate the heart of the event. I'm realizing that, given this stage of life, hours set aside for prayer are virtually non-existent. Previously, I would lament and shame myself for such lack of discipline. Yet, now I see parenting as an act of worship and a means to connect with the Lord in a whole new manner. Prayer now is much more like breathing now and comes naturally. It's not something I conjure up with hefty jargon and worked-up emotion. It happens as I watch my daugther walk down the path to her school, as I pour milk into my son's cup, as I gather my daughter's hair into a pony tail. Prayer is where I live, it's how I live. Sometimes it is more intentional, deeper, more dramatic. Sometimes it is bittersweet and stained with salty, painful tears. Sometimes it is exuberant and passionately vibrant. Prayer is communing with Papa and waiting on Him to respond. Or it is Him beckoning me to pull away for just a moment and open up my senses even more to His presence. Sometimes I catch myself praying out loud, as if the running dialogue spilled over from my mind to my mouth without warning.

The Sound of Music

My first rehearsal for The Sound of Music was last Tuesday evening. I'll be playing the role of the Baroness in NHS Dramatics production on June 24-28. If you want tickets, let me know. They are $10 for students/senior citizens and $12 for adults. I am thrilled that after 10 years I am finally once again able to feed this creative side of me. Plus, I have two songs to sing! (In the movie version, Elsa just gets to look sophisticated and snooty without any apparent vocal abilities.) I'm told that I'll be wigged as a platinum blonde and will have a custom-made ball gown along with fake eyelashes. WHOO HOO! This is definitely NOT mommy gear! Here's hoping that me and my family will have the stamina and grace to make this a truly memorable event.
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