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Every Hour

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Just a song that has been on my mind. The Selah version is really simple but powerful. Sometimes I think that's how our prayers are too. When we don't even know where to begin, if we draw near, He will draw near.

Lessons from Swimming

This weekend my middle school "kids" had their first swim meet. 

It is pretty hard to believe because nine weeks ago the majority of them couldn't even float. Now, nine weeks of practice...aka lessons later they can race freestyle and backstroke! The other strokes are still in the "learning" phase, but that will come with time.

For my kids, their first meet hosted by a team with national recognition both for their team and for their facility. This was an excellent opportunity to open the eyes of my kids to see what the sport holds. Never having competed, the three-to-four mornings a week that they practice is all they know about the sport.  I however, failed to inform my kids that the measure of their success was not to be found in winning, but in seeing how far they have come. My goals for these guys were to get them all to finish their races legally, without disqualifications. Their goals and the goals of their parents were to "win". 

There is a tremen…

what would IT look like

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
What a gorgeous day. Chilly, but gorgeous nonetheless. In lieu of my inaugural Friday posts, I actually have something "new" to present for consideration. It seems as though the events of the last few weeks lead to this next point: something that if we are to truly be known by God we must consider. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine shared that instead of asking God to totally work and change something in an instant, we should approach each day asking that God would reveal Himself in a new and little way each day. I haven't been consistent with that prayer, but this morning as I headed to work I remembered it. These are the thoughts that have followed.
What does it mean to live each moment in the fullest, all for the glory of God?
The world says "don't take a day for granted" and to "live life to the fullest". Non believers have taken the charge, by…

Stillness

"The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God."
-Jim Elliot

Where can you be still? When? The thunder and wind will pass. Have a joyful Friday.

Let me be singing when the evening comes...

Here is the latest attempt to put down my thoughts for you all.
Bless the Lord, O my soul O my soul Worship His holy name Sing like never before O my soul I'll worship Your holy name
Two weeks ago a friend attempted to describe to me what feeling God's love was like. Summing her words, when everything is stripped away, there is a peace. And it's just there...thick.
Perhaps you have heard that before, I know I had. 
The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

If you read last Friday's post you might understand some of what's going on, and related in a way. This week was definitely much calmer, not to say easier, but calmer. Uncertainty and loss still lingered in the air, but something remained...something think.
Her words came back to me over and over this week. As God revealed where He was asking me to change, what He wanted me to do next, I learned t…