Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you for echos.

I took a walk on Monday.

The trail I walked is a little over a mile long. If I had been walking for exercise I would have completed the loop in about 20-30 minutes. Instead it took an hour.

I was walking around a lake in a wooded area (Winton Woods for those of you around here) and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was an unusally warm day - I didn't even take a jacket, and the colors on the trees were phenomenal.

At first I had planned on it being an exercise walk. But after about half a second it turned into a prayer walk. I just couldn't stop thanking God for how beautiful it was. Or how warm it was. Eventually I just decided to stop whenever I felt like I should to thank God for something else. So I went through things like thanking Him for my family, my friends, the outdoors, education, etc. But then I started getting really creative with some of the stops and started thanking Him for things like reflections, echos and bubbles.

It was just really nice and really refreshing. And I was very excited to be able to do a whole prayer walk centered all around thanks and not once start asking or complaining or whining to God about anything. It was purely Adorations that were sent up.

I think I might finally be getting back into being myself. And that's a really great feeling.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jesus Loves the Little Children.

Probably because they make Him laugh.

I sat with the Pre-K and K kids tonight during dinner at church and now have a new favorite verse to the song "Down by the Bay." (You know, the bay.... where the watermelons grow, back to home I dare not go, for if I do my mother will say: have you ever seen a whale with a polka dotted tail/fly wearing a tie/llama eating pajamas.... yeah, that song.) Well the girls I was sitting with graced me with their rendition. During which my new favorite verse was created.

Here it is:
"Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow..... ..... ..... have you ever seen a pig..... ...... driving a JEEP?!"


hahahahahahahaha. it was too cute. This was also after 5 or 5 "correct" verses were sung and after I even suggested that the pig be wearing a wig. But no, that pig was driving a jeep. And then we had the sheep who ate a salad.

What a good night. I love my job :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hiatus

Sorry for such a long absence. I've been spending the last few weeks pondering on something that I ponder on quite often, which is: why did I attempt to re-start a blog? I'll be the first to admit that my blog posts never really seem to make sense, and also that my blog as a whole (at least at this time) doesn't seem to have much of a point. Then I read my friend Joanna's blog entry entitled why? in which she linked to this article which was very thought provoking indeed.

Now, of course my response to this article is no where near as wonderful as Jo's (girl, you're awesome!). In fact after reading that I almost came right back here to shut my blog down at once. However, I feel as though this blog is going to go somewhere. I don't know when or how, but it will.... eventually.

I just need to figure out a way for it to have a point, a way for it to direct glory upward and not me-ward, and to spread light and truth in a way that is fun and not too preachy. I'll probably ponder on it lots more and then be back.

As a closing thought, though, I really like what the article's author's daughter had to say about spending time - if you've got some spare time for crying out loud do NOT come here to read my blog - go do lots of wonderful, more productive things and then come by for a visit. I promise, it'll be here waiting for you whenever you come around.