Wednesday, July 30, 2008

lightness has a call that's hard to hear

"Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward." -Kierkegaard

"'What if, you know, if we just give in to it, and say this is what it is, then it gets good, and it's the fighting it that makes it so bad.'" p.192
"'Maybe we are just supposed to trust that (God) won't beat us up when we get there. Maybe we are supposed to trust that He is good.'" p.193
"...when you only ask how and never ask why, you can be happy and ignorant." p.194
-Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts

"Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
And lightness has a call that's hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it"
"Closer to Fine." Indigo Girls

check out The Weepies' song "Simple Life." simply delightful.

i watched bella the other night. i think it is now one of my favorite movies... so beautiful, the colors, the emotions, i loved it. i'd seen almost all of it about a month ago, but i watched the whole thing tonight and it's wonderful.

two weekends ago i attended a training weekend for the organization servants to asia's urban poor. it was refreshing, and the pieces seem to be coming together. it was so nice to realize i do want to live like this! and to be told that that is not exactly a typical reaction.... to know that it really is something i've been called to. plus i made lots of new friends, which is always fun.

i bought a bicycle! i think it is pretty dang cute.

i've been housesitting for a week. it's made me think two things: i never want to live in a suburb again and i never want to have a big house. it's so much effort! i can't wait to get back to my little apartment.

apologies for this being all over the place. it's been a while :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

i'm a new soul

My Courtney MeMe'd me... I love her.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


1. I fixate on misspellings and misused apostrophes.
2. I wish that life had background music... like in the movies.
3. I used to want to be a fashion buyer, hence the marketing degree.
4. I used to tell my younger sister that commercials fast forwarded if they were on mute.
5. I had the flu in college and during my sickness I wondered if all of my housemates were actually bits of me- like multiple personalities.
6. I am very smell-oriented.
7. I got my nose pierced 2 months after I adamantly said I would never do anything of the sort.

I MeMe Ashlyn, Abby and Emily. I think everyone else has already done it. :)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

there is a me you would not recognize

i saw shane claiborne and chris haw speak last week, touring with their book Jesus for President. the psalters were there, too. it was pretty cool.

i also had lunch with a friend last week that was very refreshing. i guess the peace and balance she spoke from were, for me, inspirational. she made me want to take myself and my decisions less seriously, to be faithful in life, and to enjoy it and live it.

over the weekend i watched this documentary:

watch it, it'll make you think. you can borrow mine.

and sunday was father's day. for my dad and me :) i had planned a day with dad that, aside from locking my keys in my car, was a success. we went to a yummy mexican place and then to the taft museum, where one of my recent favorites, kim taylor, was playing for free in the garden. i love her. go see her live and you probably will too.

so, that's my catch up.

"I think we are supposed to stand in deserts and marvel at how the sun rises. I think we are supposed to sleep in meadows and watch stars dart across space and time. I think we are supposed to love our friends and introduce people to the story, to the peaceful, calming why of life. I think life is spirituality....
I mean, life is just life.... ...we aren't going to be any more complete a month from now than we are now."
- Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts