Tuesday, April 19, 2011

titles for posts are over-rated.

A totally sweet moment at Charity's birthday party
was when her biggest cous wanted to serenade her on the piano.
As he plunked out the keys for Happy Birthday
Charity squealed in delight and added a duet at times
Totally. Sweet.
Do you ever lose focus in life?
Well if you don't let me introduce you to someone who does:
"Hi my name is Laurie and I lose focus in life sometimes."
Probably more often than I'd like to admit

---but anyways---
I love how I can find a page in my Bible that is totally and completely
all marked up
(I still use my high school Bible)
and yet something pops out at me like I'm seeing it for the first time

"... the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit,
because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him,
who have been called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:24ff)

 It's like all these well-quoted verses come together in this passage
and it's good.
I suppose that's why my profs in college always told us
not to pull Scripture out of context.
Not only to misrepresent what the text is trying to convey
but even further to not miss the connectness of all the words together.
they're even more powerful when they fit in the context

so that's it.
some Scripture to send you along your way today.

I love tuesdays--
coffee with vanilla creamer, a yummy breakfast, chocolates waiting for me at my table
an encouraging lesson from the Bible
and chatting it up with other moms
while my kiddos are cared for by....
not. me.

and for 2.5 wonderful hours at MomTime
I get to complete my sentences
and hang out with other moms
who totally get how awesome it is to complete a thought in life
(that isn't actually related to Bubble Guppies...)

do you get it?

have a SUPER tuesday!
love, Laurie for the fam


  1. You have an amen from me and an "I get it!"
    Thoughts to myself... :)
    P.S. What a blessing to be able to still use your Bible from H.S.
    I have mine although it isn't in the best shape...

  2. I love that your Bible is all marked up!