Thursday, November 26, 2009

this & that

this & that - a random post of current events

It's funny how four long, hard years of social work can fit on one tiny CD. Nonetheless, I FINISHED my senior capstone portfolio!!! :) Praise the Lord. Now, all I have to do is defend it in front of my panel.
No big deal.

I love making gingerbread men. This guy looks a little silly, but he sure did taste yummy. He definitely got me excited for Christmas baking, too!

I got to party with my favorite one year old. Happy Birthday, Reese Elaine! Check out that adorable :)

Happy Friendsgiving! Papa Ben carved some delicious turkey for everyone and all my friends were quite impressive with their special dishes. Very thankful.

Sic 'em, bears!

3-D movies are too fun.
I suggest going to see the new A Christmas Carol. The animation is amazing in 3-D!
If you can see it with a cute boy, I hear it makes the movie even better ;)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Worst Blogger Ever... and other random thoughts

I've definitely been neglecting the blogosphere (yes, I said 'blogosphere') for some time now.

I've avoided blogging for a few reasons. Mostly due to a sincere lack of time to sit down and write something other than a paper for social work or english or history or...whatever.

I've also been avoiding blogging because I've felt I've just had so much to say and have been wrestling with so many big thoughts these days that it has almost been immobilizing.

I'm craving community.
Two of my best friends in the world are overseas right now. Many of my other dear friends have graduated and moved away. I find myself once again writing about this strange transition time I am in, the same one so many of my friends are going through.
It's good to know I am not alone in this.

In some ways, it feels as if my life is waiting to begin - almost as if I am being left behind in a sense while others continue on their brave and adventurous journeys.
I know that is not the Truth - just a lingering feeling.
I realize my life is happening right now. My brave and adventurous journey is here, for now.
So, what am I going to do with it?
What are you going to do with it?
And what are we working towards?
Many thoughts and questions I've been pondering these days.

In the meantime, God is constantly overwhelming me with His kindness and goodness to me.
Life, although a perpetual mystery, is sweet and I am blessed far beyond what I deserve.

Monday, November 2, 2009

What do I know?

I made You promises a thousand times.
I tried to hear from heaven, but I talked the whole time.
I think I made You too small. I never feared You at all.
If You touched my face, would I know You?
Looked into my eyes, could I behold You?

What do I know of You who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood, but the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are you sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

[What do I know of Holy? - Addison Road]