Blueberries are perfect right now and I had to buy a box of them the other day. When we think of stereo-typing and bias in a culture that fuels division, it takes a closer look to see how something as monochromatic as blueberries display shades of blue to indigo. For a moment, we see something organically beautiful, not mechanically-labeled. God’s beauty aims not to conform us to wear the same earthly uniform, but to bring His heavenly character to the uniquely varied containers He designed us as. Being godly then is not being a clone. It’s not being alone. It’s being as God intended. His own. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 ESV) BTW: Let’s connect on Instagram if you like photos like these!
Instagram is an addiction. If you have an iPhone or Droid smart phone you may have already been hooked. Like most social networking apps, Instagram has its rockstars. TransitionPete has led many of us to use the squish technique each day in May. Part of the allure for me is the community in real time. People who also love coffee, food, family, and music love to connect with me. I would love to connect with some of you lurkers, so I dare you to leave your username for Instagram and the favorite subject you photograph. Here is my feed for Instagram (rkweblog).
The beach spoke to me yesterday. An afternoon appointment canceled, so I headed a bit south to a place I lived years ago–San Clemente, CA. It is a place with rich memories from years since as well. I took a nice walk on the beach, was hit up for weed by a skater kid, took some iPhone pictures and watched the sun set as I read my Bible reading for the day. The colors of the water, sand, sky and reflections were sort of an epiphany yesterday afternoon. God was meeting me in the coral, aqua and gray hues of the waves as well as whispering in the wind. And yes, even the young guy who wrongly asked me for contraband was God’s way of having a sense of humor and teasing me. All I am saying is that it really takes life slowing down to realize how much God is almost shouting at us. With sites so beautiful how could one not see God’s reflection off of the waves? I forget how much I need to take these moments. In fact, why not plan them instead of stealing a moment with God. Here is the photo album on Facebook with more shots: What does God speak to you through?
We were about 3000 feet above the Palm Desert area on our way to a church I was leading worship at this morning. Wow…it was a breathtaking moment captured on the iPhone camera. The drive over the mountains from Temecula to Indian Wells is always a treat. Sometimes its snow, or the lights of the city or wildflowers. Below is a picture of my family in right after I took the photo.
Of course, this is all in fun, but how many readers out there besides me and my Kansas friend Ben actually can admit to Star Wars being the greatest thing since bread sliced with a light saber? HT: LikeCool.com via Holy Kaw!
I love cookies and ninjas. Give me your best caption.. HT: laughingsquid via holykaw
I love this picture of the eggs! My friend Cindy gave me a plate of farm eggs last night at a BBQ, recalling the joy I would have at her fresh farm eggs left in Sunridge green room snack table. She also recalls the sadness I expressed when that gravy train stopped due to coyotes having her chickens for lunch. For every beginning there first has to be an ending. The BBQ last night I spent with a few of my worship team friends from my former church was bittersweet and meaningful. The joy is that these relationships may be ending in one way but are also beginning in another as they pray with me about the next door God has for me and my family to walk through. Bittersweet is a good word. In times of transition, we have to grieve that ending before we can be excited about the future. Actually, I think it is not so neatly packaged that way. Which is why bittersweet seems to be a good word right now. How is your ending and beginning in your life’s current transition?
I love to make my family breakfast as many Saturday mornings as possible. We set the kitchen table and chow down on Belgian waffles with fresh blueberry sauce, eggs, bacon and orange juice. I love my waffler and cooking, but being together in a rare sit-down with my family of four is the best part of it. Breakfast wins for me as the best meal which I could eat any time of day. What is your vote?
I am thrilled about going to the All About Worship Retreat this next week! One thing you can attend is a FREE worship concert with some godly and gifted worship leaders if you happen to be in the Kansas City area on Friday, May 21 When: Friday, May 21, 2010, at 7:30pm Where: Grace Church of Overland Park, KS (or watch live online) Who: Michael Farren (Pocket Full of Rocks), Jared Anderson (Desperation Band), Tommy Walker, and Darrell Evans Cost: Free Brought to You By: All About Worship, K-LOVE, and Air-1, Integrity Music, Word Records
Yes, I love coffee and all that goes with it–caffeine, conversation, and flavor! So, I thought I would share with you a random picture album. My favorite drinks: espresso with foam, latte, and French press. What are your favorite coffee drinks?