Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Panhandling = seize the moment

My commute to work takes me through (what I consider) the southern border to downtown ATL. Normally I cruise to work - other fly past me - and laugh at everyone headed north. Sitting still, moving at 5 miles per hour. Sometimes there is payback (like my trips home on baseball game days), but rarely in the morning. Today was different...I had to call in to say I would be late (I'm normally around 10 minutes early). From what I could tell someone flipped their car on our ramp onto "the connector" (learning the lingo). Usually I drive this thinking about breakfast. Why? Because every morning I see people waking up from sleeping under the bridges. This is new - they weren't there over the summer. Seriously it's like Labor Day happened and a whole community sprang up. I wonder where they were before. I see them clumped together like neighbors or families or small communitites. I think about bringing bags of breakfast foods or sandwiches.

Today I chuckled as a few of them woke up early...and sat with signs for the traffic that wasn't moving. One man was sitting on a crate and waving and smiling at everyone. Another man just held up a sign. A few were still sleeping and some just beginning to rise for the day. I drove away wondering how many people rolled down their window to share with these guys...and how many will think about them throughout their day.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chicken Pitas!

I made grilled chicken pitas the other night for dinner. Just a little of this:
(Thanks Julia!) on some chicken that I cooked on the George Foreman. Then we stuffed it with lettuce, cucumbers & tomatoes (bought from a guy on the side of the road and GOOD), feta cheese and onion. Some of us also put sour cream on it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sharper than a double-edged sword

This week at church the preaching passage was from Hebrews chapter 4. A chapter I'm familiar with - not super familiar, but familiar. You might know this part (starting in verse 12) "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,". That's the part I knew, but we read on "it penetrates even to dividing soul and spriit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." When we read that part I just thought "wow". The teacher went on to say that this part meant that God redefines us from the center - from the core of our being.

But I literally was thinking about the Word of God. You know those times when you think the preacher is preaching just to you? When you are convicted or encouraged or simply reminded of something? When I think about the Word of God being active and judging the thoughts and attitudes of the heart this totally makes sense. Of course God's word will jump out and speak to what our heart & mind are going through!

That's my thought for today - nothing too deep, just a subtle reminder of how God speaks to us.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Found a place for my pictures!

I just realized that I never posted photos of my finished picture hanging. As you might remember from here I was trying to decide where to hang some pictures. They are hung!

And now I need to go somewhere so I can add more to my collection! :-D