Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Going to TX tomorrow!!

BOOKS on CD and other glorious reading

As some of you know I have a bit of an obsession with Audio books- this should not be too shocking considering I tend to obsess, and I love books but have a hard time with the discipline required to read a lot. Well, tomorrow I will get on a plane - perfect for listening to books- then on Friday and Saturday I am driving 10 hours round trip to see my parents and sis and other North Texas peeps so even better listening time. Other friends of mine have shared their reading list and I find it inspiring so here is my reading/listening list:

Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, by Emily of course
I Am America (and So Can You!), the hilarious Steven Colbert

as for actual books:
Harry Potter (the first one, I know I am soooo far behind)
A Passion for God's Reign, Jurgen Moltmann
Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup- this book has already made me weep!!

So I have no intention of finishing this reading but I am taking it with me cause I am a nerd.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Life is Good

just a bit of FYI:

I feel like a ton of my posts have been intense and/or downer ish: in reality I am strangely happy and calm in light of the stress I am under to find a job and get some money in the bank- I have seen God provide for me creatively and I am grateful.

Friday night I helped host a prayer gathering for friends leaving for Africa; last night I enjoyed a free movie in the park; today a strolled through an Independent Design Show/Market thingy, and I laid in the sun for some hours while a man with a guitar played and a young child danced; this evening some friends stopped by for a chat and prayer.

So yeah life is good, really, really good.

The request is for daily bread- it is request for enough, and I have abundance.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Our Bad Economy?

I stole this image off my friend Morgan's facebook. I had to copy it- it hit me like a ton of bricks. As someone who is unemployed, and has been looking for a while, this image served as a healthy reminder: I have a privileged life. I have a huge safety net, as long as I am willing to ask for help I will not go hungry, there are services all around me so in the worst case scenario I will have enough, even still I am sitting on a comfortable couch, in a nice fleece, with a tiny diamond ring my grandma gave me when I turned 13, typing on my Mac, as I take a break from my job hunt to reflect on the reality that I have no idea what real poverty feels like.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I want to tell you truth- but I have held it so close to me that I cannot let it go
I hold truth like a child gripping a blanket for security
It is enough for me to hold - I do not have to share
As I do not share, I do not share my security and I do not share my love

Still I will only share my truth with the people that can hold it with me
I will only give truth to the people that will not take it away from me
My truth is my security- it is my protection
It is guarding me from your truth- I fear your truth will break my heart

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