The NewBec

I'm not who I was.

Stop and Smell the Putrid Trees

Truly though, other than the whole being locked out part, the excuse to breathe 70-something degree air and not work inside the house was refreshing. I probably would have only stepped outside to get in the car otherwise, and that would have been a shame. We are blessed to be having this stinking fresh air. And I mean stinking, because those Bradford Pear blossoms smell rancid. I shall require an essential oils allergy-bomb shortly. But still, it was lovely.

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Am Far Too Easily Amused.

You may know that I don’t sleep much. (If you don’t know this, where have you been? Clearly not wasting your time on my social media. Which is probably a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Have a Snow Day, Southern Style.

It happened, y’all. It snowed for real.  Not just flurries. Not ice that sort of resembled snow on its way down. Legitimate, fluffy, good-for-packing snow (that was worth the adults actually … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Thing About Layers

That’s what we have to do. That’s life. That’s hard. That’s what gets us to beautiful.
Working through the layers ins’t always fun. But it’s worth it. It doesn’t always make sense in the moment. Sometimes we create our own mess that we have to try to work the kinks out of, and sometimes we just plain don’t understand how something beautiful could come of what we’ve been given to work with. Still, if we want it to work, we keep working. Sometimes that means we work at moving forward by being still. We trust. We listen to wisdom. We accept those into our lives who are willing to give us their presence, to love us in our mess, to take on our stress, to bury the dead places and guide our strokes… who won’t allow us to become lost within ourselves and pick up our chins when they’ve fallen and say, “Look to the Example! Therein lies your hope. Don’t stop short!”

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dates and Landscapes

Two. The Rev and I had two dates in one week. Jump back. Our first stop was the Waffle House, because we’re classy like that. I have no documentation of … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just Keep Swimming, Smarty Specs.

It has been almost a month since I’ve last blogged, and the world didn’t even stop turning! *gasp* (Just kidding. I mean, I’m not kidding. It is still turning. But … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

So I was going through last year’s sermon notes…

Here are about a year’s worth of inLight sermon “illustrations”. (See what I did there? *awkward silence* *crickets chirping*) It’s true. Every Tuesday I prefer to take my notes on styrofoam. … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

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