Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Lone Ranger

So I was talking to a friend tonight about loneliness... what that feels like, how we try to avoid it at all costs, how painful it can often be. But tonight we tried to look at it in a new light, give it a new name.

Perhaps it is an invitation?

An invitation into weakness. An invitation into dependency, an invitation into the deepest, most intimate relationship we could ever step into. Perhaps loneliness is God's way of calling us to Himself. Perhaps it is God's way of interrupting our seemingly "controlled" lives. Perhaps it is His way of revealing His divine sovereignty and purpose in our every waking second.


Something to think about, I suppose.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Showers

I know it's been a while, so how about a list of updates?
  • I got to play my first Nashville show! I played at The French Quarter with my friend Tilly! (See above picture.)
  • I drink coffee now... but don't get too excited... just vanilla lattes. That's a big step, though. Let's be honest.
  • I "officially" know a few chords on the guitar and have written two whole songs just on guitar.
  • I kind of love my job and the students I work with. They make me laugh every day.
  • I am currently reading too many books at once.
  • Tim Keller is one of new favorite authors, thinkers, and teachers.... Although his stuff can be hard to read at times because he is so brutally honest.
  • I would like to plan a trip to Europe soon... soon as in next fall/winter to see some friends! Saving up now...
  • I have rooster feather weaves in my hair now. It's becoming a trend or something. I live in Nashville now. I have to step up my game.
  • I got a Tennessee driver's license :)
  • I have been running more consistently lately, thanks to this beautiful weather! I am reminded how much I really love running.
  • I decided that I really like the age I am right now. It falls somewhere between a college kid and a grown-up.. and since I will never really feel comfortable in the grown-up world, I think this is a good fit for me.

Ok that's all for now folks. More to come...