Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Thoughts from the Moment

For those of you that really wonder what goes on inside this head of mine...keep reading. For those of you those of you that don't wonder, read anyway.

I'm going to start with Sunday. I'll preface by saying that I spent that weekend in Lexington with my good friend, Captain Heather. I saw an 80s tv version of Alice in Wonderland...not too shabby and actually there were some scary parts. Anyway...back to Sunday. The sermon was on worrying...a sermon that pretty much applies to everyone at one point or another in their lives. I've actually not worried too much this semester. But really examining it...I thought about what always sits in the back on my health. For the most part I have good health. There's always possibility of something not being great. But I realized that my health is something I can be proactive in. Making good eating choices and working out. Of, course on Monday, I really overdid the working out. My legs are quite stiff and I look quite funny walking down steps. If anything, the sermon reminded me to be active in taking care of my body.

We also sang "What A Friend we Have in Jesus" about a great song. A song that is easy to sing when things are going great but also a song that should be sung when we're in the valleys of life. Verse 3 says, "Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge: Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer; in his arms he'll take and shield thee, thou wilt find a solace there. I have read, talked, listened, and seen a lot of burdens lately. From health concerns for loved ones, stress on the job, worrying about being in the right major, wrestling with moral issues, challenging dialogues about how to bring about much needed change, getting work done in enough time, the list can go on. I don't know exactly why I'm more aware of what is going on around me...but I've been spurred on to pray about the things I've read, seen, listened, and talked about.

I realize that many believers view Jesus as a friend already. But what kind of friend are you to Jesus? How many of us have friendships that are not one-sided? If you have earthly friendships that are deep are you with Jesus? I'm not trying to preach at you all...because I'm talking to myself too.

In other news, I've had a stellar couple of days. Good test grades for one...but much more exciting was an unexpected phone call. It was a very uplifting call. The person on the other end was so excited to hear my voice. It's also a big plus when someone tells you, "I Love You" and you know that he or she truly meant those words. I don't like when people throw around the phrase, "I Love You" me, there is so much behind that truly love someone is not easy. Frankly, it's a phrase that shouldn't be said unless the user really means it. My one exception to this's always precious when children say, "I Love You". They may or may not fully understand the depths of love but my heart does a little dance when children utter those words.

Question of the day: Do you have a favorite part of the day and/or a day of the week?

Me: In general, I love that moment when all of my classes are done for the day. I do love weekends and Fridays are fabulous, however, I'm a fan of Wednesday. Specifically, my lunch time on Wednesday. I've had some great convos s this semester with a mentor-like person. Truth be told, I look forward to it every week!


Blogger Tim said...

Favorite day is easy, Saturday.

Favorite time of the day has to be 4:00 a.m. I rarely see it and, sadly, when I do, it's usually because I've stayed up too late. Still, when I do, I get to see God walking around, checking out his creation. It's amazing.

2:50 PM


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