Posts Tagged With: autumn

Seeing Clearly

I think that anyone who is bored doesn’t have their eyes open.  Or their ears.  There is no shortage of things to do, ever.  The nature of my job is that the work is never done, so I have to prioritize and choose where I give my time.  I must also learn when to say, “That is enough for today.”

Sometimes I think about the boundaries that I need to put in place to lead a rhythmic, healthy life.  I think about the things I should say “no” to.  This weekend, someone reframed the questions for me:  What must I say “yes” to in order to be faithful to God’s call on my life?

Right now, I understand God’s call on my life to involve two things:
1.  To love Him with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind and will all my strength; and to love my neighbor as myself.
2.  To know and value the unique identity He has given me, and to offer that each morning that I wake up.

Some things I must say yes to:
– discipleship time with Janet. I will not miss this time each week.
– curriculum development project for Destino
– loving my team
– writing daily
– reading daily
– letting my roots grow down deep with a few friends, near and far

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Change & Anticipation

The merging of two classics this morning– blueberry bagel & cinnamon toast.  Mmm.

There’s such movement in this picture.  I love fall because it is a season of change and anticipation.  Each day might be colder, or might be a surprisingly hot.  There is a sense that something is coming.  This season will end in a season of celebration.  Halloween is the first day of the party.  Next is my birthday, then Thanksgiving, the end of school, Christmas and New Year.  Valentine’s Day is a sweet end trailing behind all the festivity.

I spoke with my best friend yesterday and she said, “Dude,” (because that’s our term of endearment) “Dude, tomorrow it’s your birthday month!”  I used to feel sheepish that I enjoyed my birthday so much, but not now.

Today, what’s changing is the music– the sounds in the background of this narrative, letting the audience know that we’ve reached some kind of turning point.

Today, I’m anticipating a letter I’ll write to one of my college professors.

Today, my definition of crazy is changing to normal.

Today, I’m looking forward to tonight and a movie with my roommate.

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