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I Am Not One For Flinging

An excerpt from Crime and Punishment (don’t let that deter you)…

where Petrovitch (the constable) convinces Romanovitch (a Russian student guilty of murder) to confess his guilt, so that there can be redemption…

“I know you don’t believe in it, ” Petrovich said, “but… fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid – the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again. What bank? How can I tell? I only believe that you have long life before you.”

So I am not really one for flinging.
I am a slow, measured list-maker, you know, the boring kind.
I like to know what I’m doing, where I’m going, and how I will get there.

But Jesus, well, He doesn’t have to tell me those things.
He just says to trust and fling (or something of the sort.)

I so want my questions, DOUBTS, fears, strivings
All I’m grasping onto so tightly for security, safety, comfort…

To be launched at the feet of my Love.
This is Life. To live in trust.
And with the abandonment and joy that my children know best.

I guess what I’m saying is that I want to be a finger rocket.


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Random Update

Hey guys-

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (a bit belated, but still worth the sentiment) This is the pitiful extent of our Christmas cards this year.

Ours was delightful and super fun with Selah. Adden, well… he had quite the day being ill. I suppose he made it memorable? He’s thankfully returned to his normal self again.

All of my office training is now completed, so I will be going back to a much needed 2 day work week again. I am psyched to see my kids again, try out my new bread maker, and be around more to do mommy and wifey things. Wow, I sound so domestic?

Our Castle Retreat is this weekend with our youth group. If you are the praying type, we would love for you to pray. Pray that God would be honored, students would be made whole, and that it would be a blast. Also pray that Paul would sleep and eat and such:)

Okay, I reek. So a shower is of utmost necessity. Gotta run, while kids are snoozing.

Much Love, Kristin