Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sweltering Heat

Sweltering: suffering oppressive heat, characterized by oppressive heat; sultry.

Never before in my life have I thought that I could write the word sweltering. I don't think I ever fully understood the word until today. Sure, I've read it in books, thought it was a marvelous word for certain situations, even thought about praising whoever came up with it in the first place. However, today has put all of that in the past- except the thinking it is a marvelous word- for I, blendy, painted a room in a building without air conditioning and poor air circulation. Sweltering is probably the best word I could come up with for the day. I came home and proclaimed to my mother that I was officially the grossest person on the planet...I had the total and unshakable feeling of 'ick.' But have no fear, I have showered and now feel awesome! May you all feel as un-icky as I.

Later Days,

Saturday, June 19, 2010

trying to figure out...life

Life has a funny way of sneakin up on you...those words are courtesy of Alanis Morissette and her song Ironic. That makes me think of a video that made fun of her song. But that's beside the point. Right now I am trying to decide what I am going to do next year. I could either transfer to a Bible college, racking up a rather large amount of debt, or I could take a year off and work for a year. Both options are valid. Both have pros and cons. However, the second option may have the most pros. I just don't know. My parents and I are trying to figure out the best path for me.

I am just having a hard time giving up my dream. In church this Sunday the pastor talked about Faith. He said that living by faith is a challenge and that giving up your dreams to trust that God is faithful to take you where you need to be is difficult. Living by faith isn't easy...but I think that it's worth it. His example was Abraham, who had to exercise faith all of the time. I was really encouraged and challenged by this. I think that I need to be willing to give up my dream of going straight to another college and maybe work to that I don't have so much debt. It's not going to be easy, but if that's what my parents and I decide is best, I'll do it.

Those are my weightier thoughts of late.

Later Days,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Welcome Surprises

Surprises... aren't they just great? Today I had two lovely ones. When I was walking to my car after work I heard the bird that has a whistle that sounds like its saying "Bob White." That made me smile. I instantly flashed back to playing outside with my siblings and my grandmother's house and my mom telling us about the bird that was singing a man's name.

The other pleasant surprise was the new templates on Blogger! HURRAY! I'm going to be honest, they were boring when I first signed up for a blog...and I think they have been new for a while, but... I haven't checked in. Tee hee. My bad.

Anyway, I can't write very much because my sister and mom are WAY too loud. The NBA Finals are on and they are each rooting for an opposing team.

Later Days,