Kat’s Weekly Round Up 4-23-11

By April 23, 2011General

Last night was one of the sweetest moments of my life.

A Little Story…

The power was out ALL day. We escaped the 95 degree weather by reading books at Barnes and Noble. Lots of books. Over and over. Books. Lots. Of the books.

By the time bedtime arrived we decided to head home and treat the kids to a night in their new tree house. Jimmy has been hard at work on it for weeks and we thought this would be the perfect inauguration. So we carried blankets and pillows, books and flashlights up and got settled.

We talked and played for an hour or so and then I got my guitar and proceeded to subject my children to my pathetic skills while we sang every Sunday School song you can imagine.

At the end, my oldest said she wanted to make up a song, so as I began to strum, my husband shined the flashlight on us and she sang a worship song that I don’t remember yet will never, ever forget.

As a child (ok, fine, and as a 30 year old too) I dreamed of being a real musician, playing on a real stage.

It never happened.

But nothing could have compared to playing backup for my 8 year old on a treehouse platform as she sang to Jesus. Nothing.

Our greatest dreams pale in comparison to the reality God has in store for us.


Weekly Reading

Is God Good? – This post from Dana at Roscommon Acres is heart wrenching, yet her faith in the midst of unfathomable pain is both challenging and inspiring.

When Easter Baskets Aren’t Easter Baskets – I LOVE this post / idea from Amanda. She amazes me.

Interview with a Blogger : Kat of ‘Inspired to Action’ – Heidi was kind enough to include me in her blogger interview series.

love in the morning | three – I’m still hoping some of Emily’s brilliance with words will overflow to me during our 5 million hour plane flight to the Philippines. This is post is just lovely.

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  • Rebecca says:

    That is so awesome….sweet memories. I find it amazing that I know I have an awful singing voice, but my children love it…I’m sure your guitar sounds like a rock star to your children!

    Very precious!

    • Kat says:

      I love how God created our children to see us through an “awesome filter” regardless of how “un-awesome” our various skills may be. πŸ™‚

  • oh amanda says:

    Kat. This is awesome. THIS is impressing your kids! Love it. Love you!

  • ps. thanks for linking to our easter baskets. πŸ™‚

  • Joyce says:

    95 degrees!! Are you kidding? I’m like mid-high 50s here in sunny California this week! Lots of wind, and expecting rain.

    That first link…wow! Another reminder for me of how precious life is. I will just never miss a day without hugging my kiddos, no matter how old they are.

    Love the Easter basket idea.

    I am sure you rocked it on the guitar!!

  • Kelli says:

    What a wonderful reminder and message. Thank you.

  • Merrilee says:

    My oldest daughter (she’s 7) will come up with out of the blue songs on her own. When they are directed towards Jesus & God, I never want to forget or for it to end. It makes me think of Luke 18:16 – But Jesus called the children to him and said, Ò€œLet the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

    Praise God!

    (By the way, you can be thankful that the kids aren’t going with you to the Philippines. I just flew US – southeast Asia with 2 kids.It’s a bit crazy! πŸ™‚ )