Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Two Quotes about Story

Loved these and wanted to save them:

The shortest distance
a human being
and truth
is a story.
Anthony de Mello

All personal theology
should begin
with the words:
'Let me tell you a story.'
Sue Monk Kidd

thank you Gary!

St. Stephens Day Wishes

I found this wonderful blessing on the blog of a kindred spirit this morning. Thank you Andrea, it's exactly what I needed:
May today there be peace within
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received
and pass on the love that has been given to you
May you be content knowing you are a child of God
let this presence settle into your bones
and allow your soul the freedom to
and love
It is there for each and every one of us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux

I have big dreams for 2007, it's good to know I'm were I am supposed to be and that I can rest in that today. Infinite possibilities are born of faith. God please make it so.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Redeeming the time

Ole Henri does it again:

The Fullness of time

Jesus came in the fullness of time. He will come again in the fullness of time. Wherever Jesus, the Christ, is the time is brought to its fullness.

We often experience our time as empty. We hope that tomorrow, next week, next month or next year the real things will happen. But sometimes we experience the fullness of time. That is when it seems that time stands still, that past, present, and future become one; that everything is present where we are; and that God, we, and all that is have come together in total unity. This is the experience of God's time. "When the completion of the time came [that is: in the fullness of time], God sent his Son, born of a woman" (Galatians 4:4), and in the fullness of time God will "bring everything together under Christ, as head, everything in the heavens and everything on earth" (Ephesians 1:10). It is in the fullness of time that we meet God.


I thought finally I had found something beautiful (and round) that I could afford - but I guess Austrian art lamps run big money these days!

Isn't this beautiful? By using a clear light bulb in the orb you can scatter the patterns over your walls. Opaque bulbs change to just enjoying the design on the lamp.

Moonstruck indeed!


Friday, December 15, 2006

Merry Christmas from Sufjan!

Don't forget to call your Grandma!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Christmas Letter from Jesus

Wow - let's get this circulating around the internet (and put it into practice in our own lives too):

Jesus Enters the War on Christmas

Also, Keith has done a great post on similar thoughts, art included:

Merry Debtmas

Drop by and show him some love!

Hat tip to Will & Lisa

Monday, December 11, 2006

Some things are worth fighting for

Shari MacDonald Strong has a new article up at Literary Mama that speaks my heart well"

No Guts, No Glory

Friday, December 08, 2006

How to Publish Your Own Books!

Oh this thrills my book-loving heart!!

Cool Tools has researched and self-published their way through the least expensive, highest quality options out there and this is what they've found:

Blurb * LuLu

Life just gets more accessible every day doesn't it?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

And I'm not really into shoes

Oh my goodness - look at this thing! I must have a passion for round things as I've blogged on a round bed and a round kitchen - this is just brilliant!

Many, many years ago I used to manage a closet store called "The Closet Wizard" in Hamilton, Ontario - we would have never been able to keep this thing in stock!

It's brilliant! A little ferris wheel for your shoes! I want one!!

Rakku - The Future of Shoe Storage

ht to ready made blog

Teach our children well

Jenell Paris has some incredible insight into the Ted Haggard issue, the Christianity Today article on the same, and raising our children to be truth tellers. Woo Hoo!

The Last Thing

Sunday, December 03, 2006

O Christmas Tree...

We continued the Turner Family Tradition today and went and chopped down our Christmas tree. I tried to suggest borrowing a fake one this year but Ali & Jake would have NONE of that.

So we bundled up and braved the freezing cold (but sunny) day and found the "perfect" one to grace our flat. I'll post some "after" pictures once we've decorated it too. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For!

World Aids Day, 2006

Mike at Waving or Drowning has been a prophet for me on God's heart for the world. His passion for social justice and change isn't just words. He and his wife Sue live out redemption in very practical, beautiful ways.

One of those ways is a project he and a friend Robert have created called (Red)emption. I know I've blogged about it here before - but want to remind you as the project goal of 1000 participants is lagging behind at 401. I know we can do this people. It's just $10.00.

If you've already given how about your spouse, children or good friends? Spread the love around.

Mike and Robert have decided to close the project at the end of the year. I think it would be amazing if we could help them reach their goal. Stephen Lewis is putting help in the hands of the people, instead of the programs - this is where the difference is made. We really are the people we've been waiting for!