Monday, July 19, 2010

creating time for creating...

I woke up this morning and felt a little lost. See, I have been kinda fuzzy when it comes to what I want to do with my days. I get up, make some coffee, smoke some cigarettes, make breakfast for everyone, clean up that breakfast, feed dogs and a cat, clean my home....some days I make a list. I go to the market, I wash and fold clothes- I almost never put them away..and what I long for is another 8 hours every day to do other things! I feel like summer is slipping thru my fingers and we never swim enough, ride bikes enough, or create enough.

Man, I put some pressure on myself. It is no big wonder I have a headache! So, I opened my email this morning- which I do in between breakfast and cleaning up breakfast :) and lo- two different emails about creativity- the God given gift that we all have. One about an article in Newsweek about bringing creativity back into curriculum in our schools and not just in the art room. The other, a devotional about feeling a lack of creativity when we aren't close to God.

I will spend time reading your blog about what you are doing to fill your days with creation, i will read magazine articles or go to see your creativity. But when it comes to mine, I may think another load of laundry trumps sewing today, but it really doesn't. I can do both if I just get off this electronic time sucker sitting on my kitchen counter. If i limit myself to how much time I will look at others masterpieces and devote some of that time to creating my own. And sharing that creativity with my family so my kids don't grow into the couch....

Proverbs 31:13, "She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." (NIV)

Friday, July 16, 2010


WE played our second show last night at the Witler House...with Bear (the Ghost) who is our friend, Robbie.

The Kodaks, who are amazing and wonderful...

and, of course, our friend, Andrew,....Future Trends!

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."
Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

good morning, campers!

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139:23-24

How am i reading a blog about Camp Ernst today and crying? Oh, because there is joy in my heart seeing who Will is surrounded by this week! Such Love and wow! and how!

Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm a drip

Proverbs 27:15, "A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day." (NIV)

I have been a constant drip...I don't like it when things don't go my way, when I can't exhibit total control..I struggle with it all the time. Just today, I am sitting in a puddle of jealousy and bitterness. I need to get over myself, really. I guess I should go make something. Maybe Love someone extra specially and remember my purpose does not include sitting in those puddles for long. Quick puddle visits remind me of what I can be like and what I don't want to be like...

Monday, July 5, 2010

if not now, when?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

Zechariah 7:9, "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.'" (NIV)

Revolution is not bringing a canvas bag to the grocery or voting for the lesser of two evils. I can't download it in the safety of my home. For me, it isn't a molotov cocktail either. For you, it might be. I have dreams of a safe, easy revolution that fits around my babysitters schedule and where I still can get health insurance. That is a surreal dream not based in reality, of course. I see simple movements of DIY and community forming, breathing in pockets of our fair city and it gives me hope. Maybe that's how a revolution starts, in small, simple movements that begin to grow.

What does your revolution look like?

Friday, July 2, 2010


driving in your car, blazing eagle on the hood
i feel like dancing, said i feel good