Broken Stuff

My phone is broken so it’s difficult to type the letters “c” & “r”.  So whenever I text or post something with these letters, it can be a spelling disaster & I look like I’m illiterate. And it’s abundantly frustrating!!  I’ve done the updates & tried to troubleshoot & fix this but to no avail. I think something is broken inside my phone. 

And when stuff is broken inside, it’s obvious on the outside. This also holds true for our human existence. When people act whacky, let’s be aware that this often reflects something broken on the inside. Compassion, truth, genuine love & grace are helpful salve to heal & redeem what’s broken inside others as well as ourselves 🙂

I Got My Mind Set on You 

I really like the hit music from the 80s & this song by George Harrison “I Got My Mind Set on You” might be in my top 10. It’s perky, fun, upbeat & reminds me something really important – my mindset. 

In Col 3:2, Paul says, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”  This verse is always a good grounding verse for me, particularly when my mind want to float into toxic areas, worry quagmires, destructive habits or other hazmat zones. This verse anchors my thoughts onto God stuff, reminding to focus my attention & thoughts on stuff that’s true, honorable, right, pure, lovely & a good report (Phil 4:8). 
Let’s set our minds on God & revel in Gods continuous love & presence with us in every moment of this day 🙂

lots of bread, but a little scarce on the butter

toasttoast needs butter & that’s an axiom like salt & pepper, peanut butter & jelly.  if you’ve got too much toast & not enough butter, then the toast isn’t as tastey – at least that’s my take for the present.

this last week has had too much toast & too little butter.  i flew to dallas for a quickie trip & got to hang out w some very wonderful people – teen mania folk (Emmie & Katie) & Pastor Ben (from Calvary Church).  we also had some good business meetings that were exciting.  while doing all of that, including a healthy amount of girl scout cookie distribution (i’ve become a dealer for all girl scout cookie junkies – i’m your fix), i’ve been thinking LOTS!  these are some things i’ve been chewing on:

  • benji going into kindergarten in the fall & what that means (he’s my last little person not in full-time school)
  • getting more girlscout cookies
  • snowboarding
  • the trinity & its distinct persons w their interactions w me – what this is all about
  • birthday parties the kids have been invited to
  • a new book for mom
  • friendships & un-friendships
  • trying to figure out chessmaster for benji
  • Shelley’s dad dying
  • kingdom & community dynamics

Good things to think about & some very high octane reflecting.  Maybe next week will be a more palitable butter & toast ratio.  Benji just woke up – time to party.  😉