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July 10, 2011



If there is such a thing as coincidence, then it's just a coincidence. How many times have all of us gone through crazy situations, jumping through hoops, chaos -- and found out that something good happened as a result. Or what it means to someone simply to stop, listen and offer an encouraging word.

Many years ago, I was walking down the hall at work when I passed a new employee. I said the usuaL "How are ya doing" and she stopped me, and with pleading in her eyes, said, "Do you really want to know?" Taken aback, I nodded. And she poured out a story that sounded like melodramatic fiction, except it was all true. When she finished, she started crying. "I didn't have anyone to talk to about it."

That I happened to be walking down the hall at that point was no coincidence.

Lisa Keck

Love your art piece. I have old church bulletins and have been thinking of using them in collage so maybe I should just jump in and do it. Thanks for sharing.

michele pendergrass

Glenn--I love that story! So many times we don't stop or if we do, we don't connect it to God.

Lisa--what I great idea!! I'd love to see what you create!

michelle pendergrass

Weird that typepad comments spelled my name with one "l" I wonder how I fix that?

michelle pendergrass

So it was me? I can't even spell my own name? LOL Awesome.

Jeanne Damoff

This is great, Michelle. Love your honesty, love the GORGEOUS piece you made for Angie, and love the tension between God's sovereignty and our choices. I do believe we must choose discipline (though I also believe I waste way too much time), but God rules over all things -- even our failures -- and He is always doing so much more than we know, moving mountains, or moving mail, or just moving our clueless selves down a hallway past a co-worker. May we spend less time obsessing about how well we measure up to our own agenda, and open our eyes to see Him everywhere.

Love to you!

P.S. I cracked up that you misspelled your own name. 25 points.

Thomas Turner

The art piece is gorgeous. Bravo!

I like the arc between my piece and Heather's and yours. I think you arrive squarely where so many of us have found ourselves.


I agree--Keegan is not a distraction, but a beautiful gift. I love spending my days with him. Of course, in my perfect world, I would also be beautifully disciplined during his naps, and I think I need to work on that, but I also need rest for this creative mind to work.

michelle pendergrass

Zane NEVER napped.

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