Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
"Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in him.' The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth." Lamentations 3:19-27
Not to overplay my "sufferings", for indeed they have not been too hard to bear. But this passage just came to mind when I ran across this picture.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"We must remember that art is art. Well, on the other hand water is water isn't it?And east is east and west is west. And if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rubarb does. Now uh...now you tell me what you know."-Groucho Marx
If you haven't watched any of their works, I highly recommend them. Just be sure to turn it up and pay attention...the jokes are a mile a minute.
Recently, one of our church signs was stolen. As we're in a temporary location (because of the fire), we had ordered two of these signs to help clarify where we're currently meeting. As it was, we were only using one of them regularly, so it's not a crisis...but it led me to wonder. It's not too heavy, but it's certainly not small and easy to carry. What would entice someone to pinch it? What could they possibly want it for? And seriously, it's a small enough town; our logo is emblazoned on both sides, intentionally large. People can be a bit slow sometimes, but this is hardly a subtle thing. I suppose it's free advertising.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
What is about antisocial people that makes them so interesting? Perhaps it's the mystery that seems to surround them; maybe they enjoy seeming mysterious rather than having friends. They may merely be afraid of people, afraid of relationships. Personally, I think I'm drawn to their loneliness. They all seem to have this look in their eyes...a sad, longing sort of gaze. Not exactly the life of the party, but usually quite rewarding people to love.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Being a somewhat eccentric, plain-looking person, it annoys me when people are judged merely on appearances or first impresssions. So it's been very interesting in this season of formal events when I actually put some effort into trying to look pretty to see how differently people treat me.
For example, a friend of mine decided to straighten my hair (something everyone does up here...except Kelsey). Many people gone out of their way to tell me how good it looks. Will I keep doing it? Probably not. I love the natural curly-ness that God gave me. He knew and planned from the beginning of time that it would be that way; he knows how many hairs there are. How arrogant of me to think I can improve on His design!