Viewing entries posted in July 2018
I could feel a sense of urgency building inside me all day long, and I didn’t know why. When I got home, I laced up my tennis shoes and headed outside, hoping for some clarity. I took some deep breaths and prayed as my feet hit the pavement, “What’s going on inside me today, Lord?” .
Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing the phrase “unprecedented times?” I’m becoming convinced that our use of the word “unprecedented” may actually be the most unprecedented development of the year, and that’s saying something.
Overwhelmed. It’s a word I’ve used a lot in 2020. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to list all the reasons why life is overwhelming right now. For everyone. We’re all on the struggle bus. Excuse me, driver? I think you missed my stop.
This week on The Drive-Home, Kara and I have shared several clips from a conversation we had several months ago with Isaac from Middays on KLRC and Dr. James Hawkins, host of the KLRC podcast, "A More Excellent Way. " This conversation was originally recorded for an episode of The Real Talk Podcast for KLRC's sister station, Real FM. .
To say that birds were a “thing” in my house growing up would be an understatement. We were the Bird family. “Bird, just like flies in the sky,” mom would always say when explaining how to spell our last name.
A few months ago, a post from a Twitter account called “Atheist Forum” went viral online. Here’s what the tweet said (lightly edited for readability).
“Cody doesn’t know what Cody doesn’t know, and Kara doesn’t know what Kara doesn’t know. ” This statement from our premarital counseling is one my husband and I have repeated to each other more than a few times. Usually in the same sweet southern accent our counselor spoke it to us that first time. It’s an important reminder.
My daughter Arwyn turns five this week, and I’m not sure that it’s possible for someone to be more excited about their birthday than she is. She's absolutely giddy about it. That might be because she knows our family is pretty big on birthday celebrations.
Sometimes I make things too complicated. I get this idea in my head that I have to do HUGE things for God, or they somehow don’t count. I hear about people moving to other countries to build orphanages, be doctors, or just learn a completely new culture in order to introduce people to Jesus.
I am not a fan of surprises. Never have been. In fact, when I was young, I would literally panic in the back of my family’s minivan after church when my parents refused to tell me which restaurant we were headed to.