The NewBec

I'm not who I was.

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

The Magic of Home

I was never one to consider myself a homebody. The busier, the better. In fact, I have been known to be so disappointed about having to go home, that I … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grandma’s Trees Fall Forward, and so do I.

Resolutions. I don’t make them. Well, not in the traditional New Year’s Resolution sense. But I do resolve to do or be things I guess, just not in check-box fashion. … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 2 Comments
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