11 April 2011

music.




we rise to a sky slipping steel down the shingles, to a watery smear of sun. laundry mounds, papers tower in stacks of waiting and this is how i know it’s monday. i thought they’d tidied up last night, but the aftermath of books and legos on the middles’ floor is enough to make this mama sag into the morning’s grey.

clearly: this is day that needs singing.

so i put on some crowder band and hillsong and matt redman and start a load of whites in the washer. i fold up this cloak of exhaustion, step from the reach of sticky-fingered fear over all the things that could go wrong in the next month’s time. and i allow His fathomless grace to speak a better word for me today.







thankful:

118 for honest, broken friends who allow me to show up honest and broken
119 for birdsong in the rain
120 for soft-spoken travel agents
121 for the joy of brothers
122 for portuguese bean soup, hawaii-style
123 for lisa who prays
124 for peace enough for this day



16 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

for anything hawaiian style...for his fathomless grace. perfect monday morning thoughts.

Southern Gal said...

Music always lifts my spirits, too. Peace enough for today...

TheUnSoccerMom said...

music is truly a gift from God

Sarah said...

Beautiful post. Saw David Crowder Band at Passion here in Fort Worth ... amazing.

Kendal said...

i love the same music! and your poetic words today.

happygirl said...

I love the smell of clean laundry. Just had to tell you that.

Joybird said...

allow His grace to speak a better word for me today...this is terrific and refreshing to my Monday parched soul.

{mahina} said...

Portuguese bean soup?! Blessed you! Haven't had that in a while. And I love the same music.

Ruthie said...

beautiful post. also? i want to print out all your pictures and hang them all over my walls.

emily wierenga said...

there is so much comfort in knowing you have these days too. and that you take shelter in worship... i love you nic. and how you write. don't stop.

misslenbuster said...

#118 definitely a treasure!

hannah singer said...

music that sets our gaze on Him always helps!
beautiful, moving post. thanks, i am super thankful i found your blog!
xo
make a great day!

Katarina said...

sort of same music here today;)

lulu and family said...

love your words and your honesty, nic. slowly getting back to "home" after being away for several weeks. great reading you again. love to you and your family.

Katarina said...

sort of same music here today;)

Sarah said...

Beautiful post. Saw David Crowder Band at Passion here in Fort Worth ... amazing.