This Side Of Eden

This Side Of Eden

…Finding our way home

Posts filed under Attentive

Attentive: Adoption

First off, let me say I hope I’m not jinxing things by writing this post.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6th, is supposedly our court date to finalize the year and a half long process of me adopting Carmen’s son, Colby.  It’s been a long process, and feels like it should have been finished long ago, but… (read more)

Attentive: Fruit

I’ve been thinking about fruit lately.  The fruit that my life produces.  Scripture about fruit has been popping up in just about every setting for me (perhaps because it is spring)?  Anyway, a few weeks ago I was in a group that read John 15:1-17.  The vine and the gardener.  I invite you to read… (read more)

Attentive: Lies

Last week was midterms.  It was a pretty busy week… Unfortunately, on Tuesday, while studying for Greek, I was overcome with fear.  Now, I have an “A” in Greek, and while I want to do well on the midterm, it was an irrational fear of failure.  I did not remember anything…I was going through vocabulary… (read more)

Attentive: Created

I am struck sometimes by how different types of art can tell our stories… I have a close friend, who, after breaking up with her boyfriend spent the evening with Carmen and I painting words on a canvas that expressed her feelings.  The end product was pretty beautiful.  Just words, but the colors, the expression…it… (read more)

Attentive: Darkness to Light

The poetic nature of the book of Genesis has an interesting refrain…”There was evening, and there was morning.” The blog has a new look now.  If you are visiting the first time, my wife says it used to looked scary.  Black…with orange-ish, red-ish writing.  It was dark…  But as I mentioned in an early post,… (read more)

Category = Attentive

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.”   – (Hebrews 2:1) Jesus often encouraged those around him with comments like “those who have ears, let him hear,” and “those who have eyes, let them see.”  It seems that much of what Jesus desired for us… (read more)

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