Reading Fox's Book of Martyrs today, I found myself weeping and sort of pleading with Jesus, "They weren't alone, were they? My brothers and sisters, tell me you comforted them and you never left them! Tell me they knew you were with them!" And in my heart, I know that they saw Jesus and knew … Continue reading Lists seem to be all I can manage.
...for plane tickets home. and for the assurance that God will provide me with all I need to handle whatever is waiting for me when we land, emotions and people and all. ...for music and the way it can freshen my perspective and make me feel so glad to know Jesus, no matter who writes … Continue reading Thankful
I just spent naptime (translate: free time for mother's of toddlers and babies) drinking some hot cocoa and reading Pioneer Woman archives -- I'm tellin' ya, that woman is HILARIOUS! If you've never read the antics of Ree, you MUST head over there. It will make your day better. And you'll want to move to … Continue reading A not-so-special day over here..
I've recently come to the conclusion that I am becoming more of a be-er everyday, rather than a do-er. Right now, I think I've progressively edged away from the 'doing' frame of mind so well that "I'll do it later" has become my daily (hourly?) mantra. I like being a be-er. In high school and … Continue reading Not the drink, but the state-of-mind
I've enjoyed the "ing" posts on some friends' blogs, and I've recently been rather stuck on how to blog about my current emotions, things I'm learning, ways God is changing and growing me. So I'm going to steal the "ing" post instead. Reading "Stormie" by Stormie Omartian -- a great autobiographical book of her deliverance … Continue reading Ing
Some things on my mind lately in regards to writing -- I'd love to hear your thoughts! Real life stories touch our hearts -- not more so than mythical or fictional, but in a different way. The myth of the king in a foreign land who conquered something evil stirs up hope and desire, but … Continue reading Thoughts on story, fiction, writing
Been rather pooped recently. There's so much to do in life, always ten or twelve more projects that you want to work on, ducks to get in a row before you can feel like you've accomplished something and actually enjoy your times of rest. Oh, the life of a Meyers-Briggs "J". Bryan knows nothing of … Continue reading Feeling lately: overwhelmed and tired
"にほんごの べんきょうしています、でも まだ うまく はなせいません。” "Nihongono benkyoushiteimasu, demo mada umaku hanaseimasen." "I'm currently studying Japanese, but I can't speak well yet." It helps me to write this out and remember that two months ago, I didn't have the slightest clue as to what any of this meant. I did, however, know how to ask simple questions of the grocery … Continue reading A useful phrase.. and more
It's sunny outside, but windy and cold. I'm feeling a bit chilled, and I've wanted all day to take a bath but have felt that it was a little indulgent to do so before nighttime. And despite the fact that there are a million things to do, I'm feeling restless and bored. I've decided that … Continue reading Today is strange.
"The church has given considerable attention to [the Platonic ideals] Truth and Goodness, to theology and ethics. But too often Beauty has escaped us, or we have tried to escape from it. This is partly because of its innovative, experimental aspect, its way of reaching for originality or a new way of expressing an old … Continue reading beauty, writing, & the soul