Oh man I need to go to bedâ€¦ I have a sumthin sumthin headacheâ€¦ and I just got lost in the internet, barely escaped with my life. I rarely wander and surfâ€¦ I used to â€¦ but now I am disciplinedâ€¦ the only way i can get any writing doneâ€¦ is to have discipline while at the computer… used to be I would be typing in Word, then need to google something for a tib-bit while writing and I would forget what i was doing, wake up four hours later in a hazeâ€¦ knowing much about nothing reallyâ€¦
and I have no idea how tonight got startedâ€¦ but I did find some solid blogsâ€¦ good reading and I ended up at a blog I have enjoyed in the pastâ€¦ This is Reverb. Blogging done by a tattoo sporting- cooking- husband and papa- Vineyard Pastor, Ryan Detzel. I saw today that he has a new baby boy, Finley, with one â€œnâ€ to distinguish him from our Finnley of the â€œ2-Nâ€ variety.
So for the young Mr Finley with one â€œNâ€â€¦ I pray you will be as real, as vibrant, as colourful as our Finnley. That like Finnley, you will love God and the things of Godâ€¦ Our Finn brings up God and his Son, Jesus, as naturally as telling me about the leaves on the tree outside his house or the pitch of his baby brotherâ€™s crying. He loves â€œFamous Oneâ€ and â€œIndescribable.â€
He is funnyâ€¦ i have told the story about when we were in the park, weâ€™d ask him to do something on the jungle gym, and he started saying â€œNot my forte,â€ mimicking the car commercial. WE all laughed about it, and then I asked him to pick up some of Chipâ€™s thingsâ€¦and he said,â€Not my forte.â€
He encourages me in my faithâ€¦ I hit my head on the scaffolding outside the house, tears welled up in my eyes, and he came to me, and touched my head with his finger and says to meâ€¦ i really wish I could make that better for youâ€¦but God can do it and I am sure he wants to.
At VBS, Dana had signed him in as Finn, so the Bible Boys kept calling him Finnâ€¦ Finn leans over to me, whispers, â€œtell them I will be Finnley today, k?â€
and also on Pastor Ryan’s blog was this vid, which my girlies have already seen, so most of you techie friends of mine have probably already seen itâ€¦ but I post it here because it is worthy i believeâ€¦ it makes me think of heavenâ€¦ what I imagine it will be likeâ€¦
so I am signing off, heart bursting with the fullness of Godâ€¦ new babies, young boys, heaven, girls lost in Farm Town, kids who love God big timeâ€¦ I have in my Bible, a slip of paper from Katherine’s notes from church a few months agoâ€¦ she writes down lyrics to worship songs in the marginsâ€¦ and Emily draws little sketches what she gets from her devotions and I have one of those tucked into my Bible alsoâ€¦ I wish for all of you such treasures tucked into the pages of your Bible.
a friend wrote me, a friend with stuff on her plateâ€¦ and she wrote to tell me she was thinking of meâ€¦ love is grand isnâ€™t it?
Mary called today , busy with life and semester beginning to respond to a FarmTown crisis of her baby sisterâ€¦ and my world was enlargedâ€¦ love you Marzee
I mean in a world where life can be hardâ€¦ and frustratingâ€¦ there is thisâ€¦
and you know, you just know that life is very full of God and of wonder and of love
*** title inspired by Fields of Dreamsâ€¦ â€œis this heaven? no its Iowa.â€