Into the Depths: July 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Way She Feels

The video up there is a song by "Between the Trees." While possibly a bit disturbing to some, it is not only a beautiful song, but also an all to realistic one today. The organization where I found this video amazes me. I'm thankful that things like this are beginning to evolve as I know how necessary they are. My hope is that my scars may one day be the key to another's healing. I got new tattoos on my wrists a couple of months ago. Strange to some, I know. I, however, had a specific purpose in mind. I wish that you could read them better, but getting a good picture of a wrist indoors on a camera phone is apparently not that simple. Anyway, I put 'mercy' on my scarred arm as a reminder and testimony of all that I do actually deserve that God's mercy has saved me from. I put 'grace' on my arm that is scar free to show the clean slate that Christ's grace has given me despite how very little I deserve it. Simple, yes, the gospel laid out on my arms, yes. So, call me crazy, I thought it was a good idea. :)

"We're called to hold our hands against the wounds of a broken world, to stop the bleeding." Don Miller

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Lot's of Time, Little To Say

So this is what I've been doing almost nonstop since April. Going to Baseball. These pictures are from Brayton's Allstar team(yes, he is the one on the far left sticking his hip out like he's something sassy!) I'm sad that he is, after three and a half years, done with T-Ball. I love coach pitch though, so I guess I will live.

I am learning that it is very hard to get back into the habit of blogging. After doing it near daily for a year, this long hiatus has all but removed it from my consciousness completely. Where to begin. I just finished up my Thursday night class and the Beth Moore study I was doing on Sunday. The girls I meet with Sunday mornings and I will be starting a new study the first week of August. My schedule has gone from serious overdrive to near nothing in a weeks time. I don't know what is going to happen with my life group yet. I have been cleared to go ahead and find a new group, but the thought of that makes me so sad. Not to mention the fact that I do have to let the current leader know that I am leaving and why.....hello, I don't do confrontation.

So, really that is about all that is happening at the current. It is July which means birthday month. Six of the twelve kiddos are July babies. But this year we got smart and had their party on July 4th so that we just had to worry about the one get together! My mother has been in a rehab hospital for the past two months. She is on an experimental new drug that they hope will reverse some of the nerve damage to give her some mobility. However, after two months she can only move her feet a little, so I am not sure how promising this treatment looks to be. My last two visits have not been great for our relationship, so as is my norm, I am avoiding thinking about it.

Sadly that is all I've got. Not much excitement in three months. Sorry. :)

Friday, July 13, 2007


My blog has been seriously neglected, sorry. The good/bad news is baseball is finally, as of last night, over for the season. Brayton ended up fifth in the region. We were really hoping to be in the top three so we could go to state but it just didn't happen for us. Oh well, maybe next year.

So, point is, hopefully I will have at least a little more time to devote to catching up the blogosphere. :)