Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is the sound of all of us, singing with love and the will to trust

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...I know.

And sleep always erases the day away.

And at the end of the day, I realize what I thought was a solo is really a soft choir singing the song of life, and I'm one voice in the sound of all of us.

I'm sorry when I think I'm singing a solo.

One Voice - The Wallin' Jennys

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let's teach them how to dance

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the Wander and the Runaway is born. How refreshing to finally have that off my chest after several weeks of planning, organizing, not organizing, typing, laughing, talking to a computer, talking to a person, editing, and pretty much everything else that goes into designing a website (which is WAY more than you think.)

If you ask me to sum up our project (for lack of a better word) in a sentence it would be this.

I can't.

But if you really would be this.

To travel around the world in search of people that want to sit down over a cup of coffee (or other beverage of their choice if they aren't a coffee addict like Koni and I) and be listened to, and whilst we do the listening to somehow make them see their worth on this planet we call earth and make them feel like they are important.

Whew. Mouthful...

How about you just go to the website.

What about you? If you could sum up the goal of your life in one (be it rather long) sentence what would it be?

You and I - Ingrid Michaelson

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I've been waiting all this time to be something I can't define

"People always want to define you by what you do. I started saying, "I'm not too concerned with what I am going to do. I am more interested in who I am becoming. I want to be a lover of God and people." - The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

When I say I'm majoring in creative writing people look at me funny. It kinda makes me smile. I hear the question before they ask it.

"So what are you gunna do with a degree in that?" - Everybody

"I don't know. Be happy I hope." - Me

*Smiles and nods like they understand* - Everybody

"All I know, is if I can learn to love...really love: people, Jesus, myself, my enemies...before I die. I will call it a good." - Me

"I remembered Mother Teresa saying, "Do not worry about your career. Concern yourself with your vocation, and that is to be lovers of Jesus." So I started calling myself a vocational lover." - The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

Occupation? Lover of Jesus, lover of men.

Yeah, I like the sound of that one.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Also, on a very side note...I think this post secret was written about me. Just sayin'.

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The First Single - The Format

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dare you to move

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Nothing is wrong (yet) and nothing needs to be done right now, but I am thinking.

And thinking often leads to action.

And action isn't always fun. It creates ripples.

But often they're necessary. They push us along.

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And so I'm left to ponder, to make ripples or to not?

What do you ponder late at night listening to Pandora and watching your dog sleep without a care in the world on top of your newly clean laundry? Hm?

No seriously, I really wanna know...

Dare you to Move - Switchfoot

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm a new soul. I came to this strange world hoping I could learn a bit 'bout how to give and take

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When people ask me if I'm ok, my first instinct is to say, "I'm not so great right now."

Then they ask why, and the problems begin. Because I don't know why. But there is a unrest feeling right down in the very core of me.

Maybe it's cause now that a new future is presenting itself I'm full of anxious energy for it. And at every turn I'm hearing the question, "What do you want to do before you die?"

And I can only reply, "so much."

Or maybe it's because the more unrestful (pretend it's a word for me ok?) I get, the more I turn in on myself trying to figure out the problem, when really I should turn outward and look at other people.

Ready to hear something cheesy?

"Put Jesus first and others second and put yourself at the end of the line and you will find true joy in your life through J-O-Y" - Radio JOY

But after all this I feel compelled to ask anyone who was able to muddle their way through that confusing blog post...

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New Soul - Yael Naim (I want to live in this music video)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

All the small things

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There is this small bubble building in my stomach. Remember when I talked about hope? I gots the hope bubbles. And I'm sure hoping they stay. No poppin' these hope bubbles.

Despite the fact that my day could have been ruined by a few small things....

...I remembered that my day was made by a few small things too.

"Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty" - Adair Lara.

I was sold a pumpkin from a girl named Autum.

What small things make your day?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Snails see the beauty in every inch

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I was, I AM, I will be.

"And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM" - Exodus 3:14

How frustrated would I have been if I asked this spiritual being that had just come and lite a bush on fire in front of me what his name was and he replied, "I AM."

"Well, yes, you exist, but what is your name?"

"I AM."

Rob Bell talks about many interpreting this as I am pure energy, I am existence, I am everything that there was, is, and will be.

Or I am present. I am here, I am somewhere else. I am simple is.

How nice to remember that at the central part of His being, He reminds us to look and feel and sit and simply be. We are human"beings". We can be. We can "be still and know that [He is] God." - Psalm 46:10

"May you slow down so that you don't miss a thing. May the eyes of your heart be enlightened. May you be fully present right here, right now. May you come to see that the reality of God is at hand, among us, upon us, near here. And may you come to see that everything is spiritual." - Rob Bell (Everything is Spiritual)

Snails - The Format