Monday, April 25, 2011
Every time I read that story again I wanna run and take the nails out You remind me that those nails are mine Once and for all to the end (Hebrews 9:26)
I’m not ready for this I’m not ready yet I’m not ready For this ending But it’s not over yet I’ve been fighting against myself And I’ve torn myself to pieces I hear You calling, God, I hear You calling “Stand up, stand up And spend yourself for Jesus”
Cool Hand Luke - I'm Not Ready
Justin took this photo at the top at Hope's Easter service...totally beautiful!
Cool Hand Luke is one of my go-to bands for putting life back in perspective when I get wrapped up in the mundane, get-this-done, this-is-all-there-is, you-are-alone-in-this kind of feeling. I've been blasting this beauty of a song in my car and I get reminded that life is so much more than me. Which I find incredibly comforting. When I see the sunrise (finally!) in the morning as spring allows I remember that life is so much more than whatever is consumingly overwhelming my mind. When I see the city lights reflecting at night in the rain off the street, I remember that it's not about me.
It's about love.
And when life gets completely crazy and overwhelming...and things completely out of our control spiral...we only need to be still.
And I just need to share with you some sweet victories in the life of gardening! I was given some perennials last year and so so so excitedly planted them. This above one, specifically, I was sure I destroyed. But see the beautiful pink buds?! Totally honest, I have no idea what it is;)
And the tulip and daffodils bulbs I planted from *cringe* Walmart last fall - they're showing they're sweetness, too!
But by far, the sweetest victory is my little squirmy friends I found while weeding - my earthworms!! Last year, there were NONE that I found while planting in our front yard area. Just CLAY. Blah. But we added peat moss and compost from the city and BAM - earthworms loving on it!
With gardening...sewing...business plans...running...well, let's just go with marriage...life...faith...just like What About Bob - it's all about BABY STEPS!
Posted by AshleyM at Monday, April 25, 2011