"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." Kahlil Gibran … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow
In 1761, John Wesley penned these iconic rules for singing in churches. Believe it or not in the 18th Century these hymns were cutting edge. Some were tunes from pub songs (how scandalous). Wesley's rules for singing were pushing back on the status quo of worship for his community. The communities were singing without excitement and … Continue reading Singing in Church!
How far will love go? It is a question we all ask in our lives. As children, we wonder if we can do something that will change the love of our parents? Are there conditions? Will this mistake or mess be enough to change their love? For adults, that scared child is not as far … Continue reading Teaching Love
Finally, after being in Montana for 4 weeks, we made it to Hyalite Reservoir. Gorgeous drive and an amazing 2 hours floating around the reservoir. The water was clear, the view breathtaking, and the lake was rather empty for a Friday in July. I feel like I need to be in water often or I get anxious … Continue reading Montana Water
When I found out we’d be moving to Montana I freaked. I'd been to the “treasure” state all of one time, 20 years ago. I didn’t even know it was called the treasure state until our first trip here. If I’m being honest all I did know is that Montana is big and I had … Continue reading Montana? Really?
Many of you will remember the infamous “Montana, Bozeman” video Nora made upon finding out we were moving. In case you missed it… Nora "Making Friends Part I" For our first outdoor Montana adventure, we headed out to Missouri Headwaters State Park located just 30 miles outside of Bozeman. Within the boundaries of this scenic park … Continue reading Nora “Making Friends”
Eric and I have talked about writing a blog several times before. I don’t speak for Eric, but one of the things that have stopped me in the past was feeling like I didn't have anything to add to the conversation. I mean millions of pastors, and millions of moms, write blogs. That, and not wanting to open … Continue reading Unbecoming