Thursday, September 28, 2006


I may be the only Christian on the planet that has not read This Present Darkness. I have just read my first Peretti book - Monster. It was engaging and I particularly enjoyed it as a pacific northwest gal whose brother has an unnatural fixation on you know how many times I've had to hear the "proof" for their existence????? it y'all (especially Dean)...and then take a hike (yikes!).

Friday, September 22, 2006


We are on our way to see the Dead Sea Scrolls at Pacific Science Center this evening...good times. We got free tickets that were sent to the church by a local Christian radio is before the general public get to see them complete with a horsdeeevooorrss and a lecture (oh, nerdy fun - I LOVE IT!)...

UPDATE: We LOVED the exhibit - it is so amazing...if you live in Western WA, you have GOT to go...some of these texts have never left Israel before now. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. So so so we got to go to the butterfly house and that is always beautiful...GO SEE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AT PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER tickets and get directions:

Monday, September 18, 2006

THE REASONSI MARRIED HIM (that i never knew)...

...because when i am sad he forces me to smile and take a bike ride, because he is honest with me (truth sets us free), because he only gets cuter every day we are married, because he doesn't wake me up in the mornings when he wakes up (5:45!!!), because i learn more about who he is every day, because he is patient with me, because he encourages me and does not hold me to impossible standards but encourages me toward Godly ones...because waking up next to him will NEVER get old, because he loves to create....because he is a crazy fine dancer...because he makes me laugh out loud....because of all the things that i know and a million things that i will find out...

Friday, September 01, 2006

a witness

Marriage is crazy. No one ever says that....they smile with something like knowing in their eyes and say, "Are you excited? How wonderful..." (or some variation thereof). They never say that no matter how much you thought you knew this one that you have joined your life with, there WILL be things that are a suprise. Not awful suprises - just that Beau was a hairy baby....these kinds of suprises. At least he doesn't scare me anymore. I was so used to living alone in this place that when all of a sudden there was another body around - in the kitchen, in the bathroom - it freaked me out!
Marriage is crazy...but the most beautiful crazy I have ever experienced. The thing that has been the biggest blessing to me lately is the thought that I do not have to experience my life alone. Although I have loving family and friends who have supported me and listened to me - it is not THEIR life...but when you join your life in marriage to another - in this covenant - their life becomes connected to yours, and yours connected to theirs. Not in a losing identity sort of way but an illuminating of identity kind of way...I cannot hide from Beau - he is a witness to who I am and what I go through as I am for him. The thought that I have a witness - of the crazy things our neighbors do, the misadventures at church, the first ride on our brand new bikes - amazes me. I think one of the deepest human needs is to just simply be seen and heard - acknowledged.
I have to be honest, I did not fully know what I was getting myself into with this marriage business (I probably still don't)....but I am so thankful to have a witness and partner to walk beside on this journey.