Tuesday Impressions

A while back I promised this blog may take a turn. So now I will do my best to answer the call and do as little emotional kicking and screaming as possible.  

My 1 & 1/2 year old grandson was kinda homeless during the holidays so we got to see him a ton.  His mom wanted him to be able to open a couple presents on Christmas morning (Dec 22) and have him wake to a Thomas-The-Train gift, circling beneath the tree.

Long after the tree came down and the trains were dismantled, there are still impressions of tree stand and tracks embedded in the living room carpet.

Day after only a couple days of Tom, Ben, Spencer, and Percy racing each other around in a circle,  they left their marks.

My friend is leaving an indelible mark on me.

She is losing the battle with cancer, but her attitude (and her husband's now that she doesn't appear on the internet) can only be described with the modern-day catchphrase, steeped in biblical truth;

Love Wins  

As I wait (and pray for healing) each morning of this 3rd week in the year of our Lord 2013, I'm fixin' to become more like Jesus and Cathey.   I read the comments/posts and catch glimpses of family/friends gathering... I can almost hear the singing/worship in the palliative unit.

Be imitators of God, 
therefore, as dearly loved children
  and walk in the way of love, 
just as Christ loved us 
and gave himself up for us 
as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

And further, 
submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 
Ephesians 5:1 & 21

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My friend Cathey will leave footprints on your heart that will not fade.

Excerpt from Joyful Tears

We all want purpose.  We spend much effort thinking about ourselves, why and how we are made, what we think we are good at, how we can promote good things, help people, on and on.  The core of how I am created, is to bring glory to my creator.  The Holy God.  Would He expect me to figure out the how of such a great task?  I have tried, and many days thought I succeeded.  Because of God’s grace, sometimes I have.  Because of God’s grace, always I CAN.
My days are not what I ever imagined, yet now I can certainly not imagine them any different and welcome almost all as a joy.  There is earthly sadness, concern and pain, but it is only “earthy”.  The metastasis of sin and its evil pain will be replaced with eternal glory and splendor.  My life and my part in it matter, because I have been designed for this life in this way.  New purposes and plans are made evident to me, with timing I don’t expect.
Many of you are a part of my life in new ways, deeper and with new reason.  I am blessed with everything I need, which is more that I even know!
The same is true for you.  Answer your call, every day.

Max's trains have found a new home and the marks in my borrowed home's carpet are all but gone.

I will never forget Cathey. Her impression on this heart and soul compels me to, yet again, resolve;

Just Jesus.


I feel heaven stirring.


You're Still The One

Of all the things my parents sold, gave away, handed out, or simply do not know what happened to  ... 

So I wanted to find out if you e-mailed a pin to someone, if they needed a pinterest account to view it.

Me to Mark:  "I'm gonna send you an e-mail from pinterest, would you let me know if you can view it since you don't have a pinterest account.

Mark: "I do have  pinterest."

Me in my head, "So glad our relationship is fresh, new, and exciting every day."

Me outloud; "You do? What's your pinterst name, I'd like to see this."

Mark: "Brannman27" I proceed to search for him and find a blank account with no boards and no pins.

Mark from basement via instant message, "What do I have on my pinterest board?"

Me, laughing out loud: "Nothing."

Next im from basement, "Can you come here, please?"

Pinned from Brannman27's Airstream Trailer Board

"We've been together since way back when,
Sometimes I never wanna see you again,
But I want you to know
After all these years,
You're still the one I want whispering in my ear.
You're still the one that makes me laugh,
You're still the one that's my better half.
We're still havin' fun and you're still the one."
As sung by Orleans, not Shania

Call me conceited ... but does everybody think they have the coolest pinterest boards with the most creative titles and unique pins?  Follow me.

I Could Live Here
Retro Revisited
Word Up
I'm On The Porch
Hobby Lobby
Attic Attack
Indiana Wants Me

Disclaimer: You may need a Pinterest Account to view these?