Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summertime Blues

Don't you just hate it when your ice cream melts faster than you can eat it?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm Back

I had just decided to re-enter the blogging world after my somewhat lengthy departure when my plans were changed. After days and days of rain (an anomaly for East Texas), the kids and I were sitting in the living room when a bright flash of pink lightning cracked so loudly I thought for sure it would be followed by one of our hundreds of trees plummeting to the ground.

After checking at all the windows for damage, it appeared to have not caused any . . . until the next day when I tried to get online. I was quite thankful at that moment for the Apple sales lady who had convinced me to buy the extended warranty for my computer.

Since the totally geek (a huge compliment in my book) guy behind the counter had to order a part, we had to make the two hour trip twice before admitting me back into the 21st century . . . and happy to be back I am!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Numbering Our Days

Teach me to number my days aright so I might offer to You a heart of wisdom. Psalms 39:4

It has almost been three months since my last post. I won’t try to fill you in on all the household happenings during my blogging absence, but maybe in the weeks ahead I will highlight a few.

One of the biggest was the passing of Kelly’s mom. What a shock to all of us. Just a few weeks ago she was sitting at our kitchen table sharing pizza and a game of cards. How seldom we reflect on the fact life is but a breath. She was only 54.

Though all of us are deeply sad for Kelly who was incredibly close to her mom, and to Jordan who won’t get to grow up with her, we know “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

Her funeral in Wichita was a true tribute to a life full of love for God, service to others and commitment to family. One of her main ministries was to prisoners. What an incredible treasure she took with her to the throne of God—the salvation of so many lost and hurting people.

Kelly’s mother lived a life well-lived . . . the kind of example that helps us remember life is short, this material world will one day disappear, but relationships and our service to God are eternal. Kelly’s recent posts about her mom as well as the one she wrote on our shared birthday last year is amazing. With renewed commitment, I want to number my days, reflect on what is most important in life and make daily choices with one eye on the present and the other on eternity.