Wednesday, July 27, 2011


At the end of a day on the ropes course some times I debrief the day by asking everyone in the group to share a "highlight, lowlight, or insight" (thank you Shane for teaching me that one). So I have decided to answer those questions to debrief the month of July at the Boyd Banda.

Highlight: Our first roomie! Carole officially moved in this month. Charlie and I wouldn't know what to do with ourselves in this big ol house all alone. Carole helps fill the space with jokes, free coffee, funny notes on the fridge, the smell of healthy cooking, and my favorite text "im going to the store, need anything?" Some people might think it's a little strange to have roommates once you are married, but it sure works naturally for us. We are just a bunch of friends living in the same space - sharing just comes like second nature.

Lowlight: The weather. Not once this month have I woken up, let the dogs outside, and the temperature gauge be below 80. Two days this month it didn't hit 100 - on those days the high was 99 - might as well! And our rain accumulation? 0 inches. I will say, it did rain one day, but I suppose not enough to record. So we sweat, take showers, and sweat some more. Of course overall this is a petty thing to call a "lowlight" but I just HAD to complain about it to someone....

Insight: The Holiness of God. Not kidding. I feel like lately the Lord is calling me into the Holy of Holies - to gaze on His unending beauty, love, power, goodness, passion, justice, and on and on I could go. I love that we will never see or understand His fullness as long as we have breath. I will never come to a place of complete understanding or intimacy with Him in this life. Every day there is something to look forward to - so I ask for revelation. And His revelations just make me want to be with Him more. They take me away from myself and point me toward His heart - His heart for His people and His purposes on the earth (as Antioch Community Church puts it).

So now I am off to the ropes course! High today - 103 degrees - I will be wearing a safari hat and sun screen.


  1. I don't know if you know who I am, but my husband knows Charlie really well. I just thought I would subscribe to your blog because when I first found it a few weeks ago, I was inspired to start one for Taylor and me since we were just married a couple of months ago.

    I loved catching up with Charlie through your blog, and I'm always excited for a new blog post. I love what you did with this one; I might have to steal the idea at some point. You two sound like you have a wonderful, Godly marriage, and I hope that Taylor and I can portray that as well as you two do. Thanks for the inspiration, and I just might have to order me some Penny's Purls in the winter.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I'm glad you have decided to join the blogging community. I am a novice myself and don't keep up as much as I would like, but I know it blesses my friends and family who live across the miles that don't get to come over for dinner once a week. Maybe we will cross paths in Marble Falls one of these days.

  3. We might even cross paths in Waco. My best friend and Maid of Honor is graduating from Baylor in December. We are trying to make trips to see her as much as possible before she leaves.