Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sharing moments and lifting hearts


~*~
Head to the Heart

I open up to you
This love that makes me new
Oh may my heart receive
This love that carries me
From the head to the heart
You take me on a journey
Of letting go
And getting lost in you
From the head to the heart
You take me on a journey
Of letting go
And getting lost in you
My heart is open wide
I will receive your light
You give me faith like a child
In you my heart runs wild
Cuz there’s no shame
In looking like a fool
When I give you what I can’t keep
To take a hold of you
There’s no shame
In looking like a fool
When I give you what I can’t keep
To take a hold of you
More than words
More than good ideas
I found your love in the open fields

From the head to the heart
You take me on a journey
Of letting go
And getting lost in you
From the head to the heart
You take me on a journey
Of letting go
And getting lost in you
There’s no shame
In looking like a fool
When I give you what I can’t keep
To take a hold of you
There’s no shame
In looking like a fool
When I give you what I cant keep
To take a hold of you
And take a hold of you
{©2015 United Pursuit Music (ASCAP) and Capitol CMG Genesis (ASCAP)}

Friday, January 20, 2017

Random life and stuff

Went swing dancing again last night! Didn't get very many hours of sleep, but had a grand time. Busy days with work and such these days. Coffee and friends around the corners of days. Late night worship services. Enjoying the foggy March-like weather. I could really like it if we skipped February. Now Grace and I are visiting the parentals for a quiet partial-weekend. Excuse us while we recline.

a quote from the Magnus Chase book I finished last week

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mondays

... are for early rising, and pre-dawn showers; speedy breakfasts, and moderate driving. Scrubbing pots, and pouring coffee. Generally drinking coffee and more work until midday. Afternoon coffee shopping with roommates and brother. Sherlock and late chatting with friends.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beginning a new week...

with worship.
                  and coffee.

also reading, and some inspiring pinterest scrolling:






Saturday, January 14, 2017

Twirl with me

Sorry friends, I've let my blog go two days in a row with nothing! This week has flown by, full of a great many things. It seems like I haven't had time to catch a breath. That's not strictly true of course, I'm over halfway through my book, I haven't missed a day of yoga yet, I went swing-dancing one evening (and including the lesson, danced for about seven hours). And yesterday was a peaceful coffeeshop afternoon.

Still, not much brain-space to process this week, and in a way where I'm not sure how to fix it. So I'm just plugging away. Work's been going along pretty well, though not quite normal I should say. Last week we had water troubles, and we're in the middle of a remodel now. So work is different, and sometimes challenging. We're also training in new people, which makes work-shifts more tiring and 'on'.

The weather's been bad this week too, so I managed to spin a 180 on the ice and not quite miss an oncoming car. Zero injuries, and very little car damage, but not quite what I'd hoped for the week. So that added insurance calls and adjuster meetings and what-not and so-forth.

And in the limited corners of my days there are sermons to listen to, and Jeremiah to read, and Philippians to memorize, and worship songs to practice. Needless to say, I'm just not getting to all of it. And that's okay, I'm able to let go and not worry about it. But it's difficult to know just where priority-lines lie in a life full of work and bills, fellowship and conversation, roommates and friends, devotions and worship, colds and flus.

Anyway...heading forth to sing and work. Praying my arms and heart remain open as I spin through crazy days ahead. And that through the tumult of my days and mind, God would speak.




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dayz

Did I mention the new Rick Riordan book is out?
And I finally got my turn at the library book?
(pictured at yesterday's yoga sesh)
The roads are poor today, deep in slushy snow. Cars on the curb and state patrol out in earnest bear witness to the likelihood of spinning out. I didn't have much trouble myself, but had to take it easy, and crawl along at a slow pace. Indoors is welcome comfort.

I can make and eat pancakes in less than twenty minutes I have found, since getting up early for work doesn't mean that I decide I don't want pancakes. On the contrary. Pancakes are always a good way to start the day.

And onward the day went as usual, with coffee and work, training a trainee, more work and coffee. Eight hours later I head home in the snow, random sunlight blinking my eyes, and fatigue of the day settling in. Also today I'm fighting a head-cold that wants to squeeze my brain and tickle my throat. So altogether, I'm ready to settle in and be done.

Right away I changed into my yoga pants, and pulled up my Yoga With Adriene video. It was a thoughtful, slow, and easy practice today, but with strength-building muscle-awareness, and a good stretch in the shoulders. Now perhaps Rick Riordan, or perhaps pinterest, or possibly falling asleep. But definitely a shower.

Maybe a little baking with supper, and a cup of tea before heading out to evening small group.
More thoughts another day. Take good care,

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy birthday Ben!

So glad to be able to share life with this brother
(Photo from long, long ago)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Beginning week two

sorry i didn't post yesterday, (or really today either)
busy days
today was full and good; filled with most of my favorite people
fellowship and worship, aha moments
food, laughter, and conversation

Friday, January 6, 2017