how to…walk the quiet road

My dad sent me this as an e/m this morning…talk about perfect timing.

Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. Mark 6.31

“How often do I travel the quiet road with Jesus? Do I exit the fast lane of my responsibilities and concerns to focus my attention on Him for a time each day?”

After Jesus’ disciples completed a demanding period of ministry, He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while” (Mark 6:31). Instead of a long vacation, they had only a short boat ride together before being thronged by the crowd. The disciples witnessed the compassion of the Lord and participated with Him in meeting the needs of the multitudes (vv.33-43). When the long day finally ended, Jesus sought renewal in prayer with His heavenly Father (v.46).

Jesus our Lord is always with us whether life is hectic or calm, but there is great value in taking time each day to walk the quiet road with Him. – David C. McCasland


ever go to an apple farm w/ 4 kids????

[for my rss friends – no words…just pictures]


bob, bob, bob

the life


fall time love

[ok, a few words…the kids aren’t ours…we rent them from my sister every few weeks. The pic on the hay was right before I got blasted by the eldest ‘rental’ and flew backwards into the endless sea of dried fodder.]

trading up

fyi: going from a full bed to a queen bed is like going from a Geo Metro in Portsmouth, Ohio to a Lincoln Navigator in NYC.

geo          navigator

I blog, therefore I am [5 reasons why I’m blogging]

  1. Misery loves company. I frequently experience information overload and automatically assume you have ventured here to swim in this endless sea of TMI
  2. External Processor. Nope, this isn’t some type of computer guru Intel oriented blog…it’s more-so focused on my necessity to process externally, i.e. I tend to work out my thoughts aloud, in groups or on paper rather than the personality of an “internal processor”, as it were, who tends to need alone time to quietly process information. People process differently. I’m an “external processor”, hence this blog.
  3. Connecting minds with words and pictures. When I was little, the only books I enjoyed were the ones with pictures on every page. Who am I kidding; even in grad school I get excited when there are graphs and charts that take up the majority of my required readings. The people I’ve met through the wonderful world of blogging are interesting, fascinating and unique creatures. I figure, since they’re lending to my interests in their posts and pics, I may as well return the favor.
  4. Ninja training. Ok, I have no interest in ninjas nor training to be one. I just figured it was a good reason to blog.
  5. Procrastination is a…beauty. This is my outlet to delay, defer and put off any and all possible notions to maintain/sustain/retain productivity. As noted in an earlier post, isn’t procrastination a great efficiency booster?


Seminar on Domestic Violence – 10.27.07

Cuyahoga Valley Church [CVC], CJ Hendry & Associates [a Christian Counseling practice on the west side of Cleveland] and Abigail Ministries [a ministry to support women affected by domestic violence] are collaborating to provide A Seminar on Domestic Violence next Saturday, October 27 at CVC.

The aim of this seminar is to help leaders, care givers and service providers know how to respond to the ever growing number of families affected by Domestic Violence in our churches and communities.

The seminar will be lead by Pastor Ryan Edlind, Pastor of Spiritual Growth here at CVC, MaryLou Doebele, a Christian counselor and domestic abuse survivor and Sally Harvey, founder of Abigail Ministries and survivor of domestic abuse.

A free luncheon and panel discussion will immediately follow the seminar and is composed of an attorney, a police officer, a counselor and a pastor.

3-4 CEUs are available for this seminar [see flyer for details].

Feel free to print the attached flyer and/or brochure to post and distribute at your churches and in your communities.If you have any questions, please feel free to send them my way. 

Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

Seminar on Domestic Violence, FLYER

Seminar on Domestic Violence, BROCHURE