Leadership

Friday, November 24, 2006

Brave

www.nicolenordeman.com

I like the words to her song, Brave. I used to be brave. But I'm not anymore. I stopped being brave when I realized that it was not productive. When you are not perceived as brave, but something negative, then it's not worth it. However, the words of this song have really inspired me lately, got me thinking, made me sit up and take notice...

The gate is wide, the road is paved in moderation
The crowd is kind and quick to pull you in
Welcome to the middle ground, you're safe and sound
Until now it's where I've been cause it's been fear that ties me down to everything
But it's been love, You're love
That cuts the strings

So long status quo
I think I just let go
You make me want to be brave
The way it always was
is no longer good enough
you make me want to be brave
brave, brave

I just really like Nicole Nordeman's music. The words sound like something I want to write! She's brave. I want to be brave now. Perhaps it's time to let my credibility stand for itself. Perhaps it's time to speak up, be brave...

perhaps....?

don't chicken out...

wait....

ok, I'll be brave....

grace...Kathie

ps. Don't take a "vow of compromise"

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cuties Pies!

It's been so long since I've written - that's because I'm so busy writing! However, not for this blog but for other things - like the salvationist.ca. That's been really great. So much to catch you all up on, like some new pics of Sheena's brood out in Regina! Here is my new Allie Cat...


Isn't she so sweet!!! And she's wrapped in the hand knit blanket I made her - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby!! Love that stuff even though I'm allergic to the merino wool in it. That's a nana's luv for you, I knit that for a couple of months and got eczema on my hands and eyes and sneezed and itched all the way through it.

Here's hosea, playing in the leaves in Regina. I really miss the kids and Sheena. It's just not the same without them around. I can just feel the loss - it's palpable. Do you ever feel like that when someone you love isn't with you? I can't imagine being far from them for a longer length of time - thank goodness they'll be back in BC in a few weeks - but where in BC? That is the question.

Here's Isaac! What a cutie pie! I miss him too, snuggling in bed together. I can't wait for them to get back here so we can do that again!

Life just doesn't seem fair. I know for sure that it's not fair for many people. My troubles seem so small and insignificant compared to some others. However, I know that God is good. I know that He loves us and has a plan for each one of us.

I just hope His plan is for my kids to be close to me!

grace...Kathie