Well, it's probably about time that I jumped on the blogger-bandwagon!
This is my high-tech attempt at combining my love of writing with my desire to chronicle life here in the Kellum house and making it accessible to anyone who might be interested. I'm not entirely sure what this will develop into, but I know for one thing ... it ought to be entertaining! When you put together four kids, a dog, school, gymnastics, baseball, church, marriage, parenting and day-to-day life you're guaranteed quite a cocktail of craziness! And yet ... somewhere in the midst of all this busy-ness is the sacredness of life. There is meaning in diaper-changing and vacuuming. There is significance in grocery-shopping and schlepping kids from here to there. There is purpose in dinner around the kitchen table and hammering out home-work. How? Because God is in the midst of this ... even this hum-drum-ness of life.
So ... that's the plan :) Find something special in the repetition. Find meaning in the blah. Find and celebrate the sacredness of life's moments ... and share those Snapshots with you.
Check back here for the usual updates on the Kellum Kids including pictures capturing their silliness and their successes. It's inevitable that those four monkeys will work their way into this chronicle. But wait! There's more ... When you visit again, you might find some helpful hints, some entertaining vignettes of life apart from the kids, the inside scoop on any number of adventures and hopefully a few reminders that life is full of lots of little, BIG moments!
I'll leave you with some insight into my inspiration. If you know me, you know that I love music ... especially when I'm in the kitchen. The Chieftains make me want to learn to clog. Jack Johnson helps me relax. And Sara Groves sings what's in my heart and mind. So ... here's a snippet of one of her songs that has opened my eyes. It's from "Just Showed Up For My Own Life". For more of Sarah, please check out www.saragroves.com. You won't be disappointed.
And I just showed up for my own life
And I'm standing here taking it in and it sure looks bright
I'm going to live my life inspired
Look for the holy in the common place
Open the windows and feel all that's honest and real until I'm truly amazed
I'm going to feel all my emotions
I'm going to look you in the eyes
I'm going to listen and hear until it's finally clear and it changes our lives
Join me as I "look for the holy in the common place" ... you really can't miss it!