Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ode to Toast


I love the simplicity of you.

I think you may be underrated.

You have many qualities that I admire.

You are consistent.

I can count on you every Sunday morning to be there for me.

You are diverse.

You challenge me to think about what I want in that moment.

And you, Dear Toast, morph into my very desire.

I can sprinkle you with cinnamon and sugar.

I can slather you with cream cheese and strawberries.

I can change it up with peanut butter, especially the crunchy kind.

You know, the kind with peanuts in it.

Sometimes, you get a little sassy and turn yourself into cinnamon raisin bliss.

Oh, on those decadent days,

You know the ones I speak of.

Where we huddle up together and you ask me to put a blanket of Nutella on you.

Ah…those are sweet, sweet days indeed.

And yet, when you call my name on those simplest of days

You bring out the purist in me by just asking for


My Victory Dance!


I completed a monumental task today.  I am part of an amazing group of people, the majority of whom I have never met, called The Warrior Class (TWC).  We are a group who love the Father passionately and are learning just how wildly in love He is with us.  From that place of intentional intimacy, we live our lives. What brought us all together was this fact – we all have the assignment to pray for Graham Cooke.

We have training levels within TWC.  They are invitations to explore the heart of the Father with intentionality and purpose.  I completed mine today!  That was no small task.  I began work on this journey well over a year ago.  I just won’t say how well over…

When I received this invitation, ages ago, I thought ‘Shew, piece of cake”.  I went out and bought new pens and a really cool 3 ring binder.  That’s what it’s all about right – office supplies?

I got myself all ready for my journey and took off.  However, I promptly went headlong into a wall.

These were questions that resonated deep in my spirit that I didn’t have words for.  There were times I was beside myself with frustration.  But frustration is an internal response that doesn’t get to rule me anymore.  It is optional.  Part of my training was realizing that frustration was not an option!

This has been like learning a new language!  Really.  Over the last several months I tackled the last part of my training which was to write it all out.  Thank God there were specific questions to answer – but – then that was part of the struggle/joy of it all.  Those questions!  🙂

This evening I finished it.  I read it over and over.  I uploaded it into an email and hit that button called, “The Point of No Return” aka SEND.

I’m not really sure how I feel.  I don’t think it has sunk in yet.  What I’ve worked on, intentionally for months, is now finished.  My life has been shaped, changed, altered, refined and wrecked!  I am not the person I was, nor was I ever the person I thought I was!

I have a grateful heart this evening.  And, in case you wonder, there is a Level 2 Training that awaits me.  We’ll get to that LATER but first my VICTORY DANCE!