Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Cool Breeze

A gentle breeze.


As I opened the door to take a walk this morning, that is what I felt.

After a long, hot Texas summer the breeze was a welcome change.

Whether I live on the California Coast, in the woods of Maine, or in the Canadian Maritimes, feeling the wind always reminds me of The Holy Spirit.

Maybe it's the sensation of experiencing the intangible, yet something I see the affects of.

I came across this song that touched my soul, just like the outside breeze touched my skin.

If you like, take five minutes from your busy day and refresh your soul.


Monday, August 20, 2012

No Time or No Time

With all five kids returning to school next week (3 to high school, 2 to the local college), and my new job starting the same day, I'm attempting to coordinate 7 schedules, 4 drivers, 3 cars, and numerous destinations. Husband and I have regularly emailed each other schedule updates, finding that we forget less when stuff is in writing. Phone calls and verbal communication don't seem to be as effective as it used to be, maybe because we have more talkers than listeners in our family.

Well, today my Outlook and Google Calendar are in sync and sent to all the family members. This means the world is a better place, right? I'm cautiously optimistic. Yup, it's the best I can hope for. But, honestly, I don't know how else to communicate so many schedules to so many people.

Listening to a sermon yesterday, I was reminded that the "New Heavens and New Earth" will have no time. That's a difficult concept to grasp. Right now, "no time" is a negative thing as we constantly battle the clock, but in eternity, "no time" may be what makes eternity "heaven."