I will not die an unlived life I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as […]
Haven’t posted some of my daughter’s quotes in a while. Here are a few to brighten your Friday! D: Daddy, I need money for my purse. Dad: I just gave you some. Where’d it go? D: I don’t know. Me: Welcome to the rest of your life… Daughter ate a particularly tart piece of Clementine. When I asked if she wanted more, she declined on account of being “super tarted.” Me: D, No jumping from atop the chair back to […]
If you follow me on Twitter or are my friend from Facebook, then you’ve seen these updates. But if not, here are some of my favorite recent quotes from my daughter. Me: Did you have a fun time today? Daughter: No, not really. My friend pulled my hair, sat on top of me, pushed me down, squeezed my arm, hit me in the head, didn’t want to share, was angry, and had lots of drama, Mom. Me: And what about […]
Thanks so much to everyone who voted for our picture over at 5 Minutes for Mom. We didn’t win, but you can check out the great finalists who did over there. But in keeping the spirit of childhood alive, here are a couple more favorite quotes from my daughter: listening to the song “Michael, row your boat ashore . . .”: Mommy, the Mike Rowe song! (Mike is the host of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel) Me: Guess what? […]
I’ve got my next Africa “Grass Hut Reflection” blog brewing, but it’s not quite ready yet. I’ll try to get it up tomorrow. Sorry for the delay…if anyone is even awaiting it. Also, I’ve been thinking about the concept of salvation a lot, and I’m about ready to put up a post about that too. I’m really going to want your comments and suggestions on it though, so be on the lookout! I’ll leave you this quote from today’s Streams […]
“Every human is created in God’s image, with spiritual, intellectual, creative, relational and moral capacities, and therefore cannot be satisfied with today’s superficiality, whether in faith or in culture. This explains our universal longing. Today, religions and irreligious alike face the lose-lose proposition of both a superficial culture and a superficial faith.” – Dick Staub, The Culturally Savvy Christian Thoughts?