Sunday, August 24, 2014

Takeaways & Tidbits Vol. 7

It won't suffice to claim good intentions.  Saying "I meant well" is not going to cut it.  Not with God screaming, begging, pleading, urging us to love mercy and justice, to feed the poor and the orphaned, to care for the last and least in nearly every book of the Bible.  It will not be enough one day to stand before Jesus and say "Oh? Were You serious about all that?"

Interrupted - When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker


Me: Sister's first real word is "uh-oh".
Mom: Ah, a woman of reality.


GPS Lady:  In five hundred feet, turn left.
Brother:  Nooooo.
GPS Lady:  In a quarter mile, keep right.
Brother: Uuuugh.


Brother: Wha dat?
Mama: That's a tree.
Brother: Wha dat?
Daddy: That's a car.
Brother: Wha dat?
Mama: That's your shoe.
Brother: Wha dat?
Daddy: That's the dog.
Brother: Wha dat?
Mama: That's my patience fleeing for its life...


Texts with a friend the day after the court hearing

Steph: Thinking of y'all this morning and praying for your little family.  You never know what you're capable of until you try and I love seeing how the Lord has called, equipped & grown you guys as you have been faithful.
Me: Thanks friend. Life is weird.
Steph: Truer words have never been spoken.

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