[song] Keith Urban’s “Shine”.

i can’t get away from the very first line — Winter’s weighing on your shoulders, It’s hanging around a little too long.  it’s sad and altogether too true.  i didn’t want to wear my wintercoat tonight.  but i did.  i didn’t want to get snow on my shoes this morning.  but i did.  and i didn’t want to freeze this sunday as i pull out a rather summery outfit (because that’s what Easter is all about).  but i will.


i drove home tonight and thought of my sisters.  the easy conversations that come with the younger ones.  the frequent random phone calls and text from a few older and one younger.  emails passed around asking for advice, a group of women who i’m real with, close to, and loved by.  and tonight i realized that i really am — i really, really am closer to all my sisters right now than i’ve ever been.  and i’m loving it.

[verse]ephesians 4.31&32.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

[favorite]my bedroom.

it’s turned into the place to be in the house.  there were three of us that slept in the double bed last night.  there was a mom who was lounging on my bed, books spread out, and a laptop in use when i came home from work.  a few minutes later a sister who belongs upstairs took her place, enjoying the comfy bed and laptop.  school books and shoes from people who have rooms elsewhere occupy space and i’m okay with that.


there’s lots that occupy this small brain.  ridding my life of sin, beds that are comfy, how to best involve new people to the church, sunshine and warmth, birthdays and babies and presents, beds that are comfy, a boy in new hampshire, sunshne and warmth, how to live out community and fellowship, beds that are comfy, summer vacations, and more sunshine and warmth.

i obviously have two main thoughts this very minute — comfy beds and sunshine and warmth.


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  1. Louissa…just wanted to let you know that I got the new Keith Urban World Tour DVD…AWESOME!!!

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