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Archive for November, 2008

Hello blog. I have not thought about blogging all day, I have been avoiding it actually. Sometimes I am not sure if what goes on inside my  head makes sense to anyone else. 

However here I am, at the laptop, and my brain keeps telling me to write. I don’t have much to say currently, just a brief little blurb about what is going on inside my head. Or at least one of the things going on 🙂

I read a quote the other day that I loved, “What sets the world in motion, is the interplay of differences: their attractions and repulsions.” Octavio Paz said this, who is from Mexico and won a nobel prize in literature in 1990.

I could not agree more with this concept. The world, or more specifically, the people of this world live and breathe off of the difference of those around them. We are constantly at a place of justification of our own preferences and convictions and talents, and most of the time – at the expense of demeaning someone else’s. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for conviction and if you know me well, you know that I am fairly head-strong about my own, ok…maybe replace fairly with definitely. However, especially as a Christian, I am becoming sick with the idea that people are more concerned with arguing their vantage point or ability to be more correct or effective than that of someone else, than actually living out their convictions and focusing on their talents.

I think that people are starting to thrive off finding difference in others, in order to prove their “perfect” view point of things. Difference is beautiful, but only when recognized as a thing of beauty. In Romans 12 the body of Christ is discussed, and how there is a need for the different gifts inside the Church so that they can work together for the cause of Christ. This interplay of difference, however, becomes a point of obsessiveness for some people. I believe that the attraction is becoming the repulsion. It is now appealing to be a part of a self-righteous crowd that believes everyone should live and breathe synonymously how they do. My heart is disgusted by this. People are obsessed with having it all figured out, so they take that and run with it and don’t look back. And it is more than repulsing me that this wicked habit seducing the heart until it becomes attractive, especially in the college age level. If people were to submit to humility, and embrace our inability to have it all figured out, I think we would all be in for a big stress reliever. It is the difference amongst us that causes us to be effective for Christ. I think we are wounding our brothers and sisters in Christ when we become so absorbed by the obsession to be viewed as righteous, instead of the submission to be malleable for Christ.

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Q & A

Alright.

As much as I’d like to say “she’s back”, she isn’t. The part of me that writes, absolutely does not feel like writing, I may be fearful of my own word-spill.

So, as I was catching up on everyone else’s mind, I came acrossAmy Boyles blog and she had done this little 35 random question deal, thus, here you go:

35 Odd Things About Me

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing?  Not my favorite, but I’ll choose it from time to time.

2. Do you own a gun? Nope.

3. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks? Passion Tea, with a pump or two of melon and a pump or two of raspberry.

4. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?  Juice. Apple or grape.

5. Do you do push ups? Nope.

6. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? I enjoy simple jewelry. I usually only wear my purity ring, and some earrings- small studs or silver hoops.

7. Favorite hobby? I like to cook and bake. Yes, that is two different things.

8. Do you have A.D.D?  Self-diagnosed. 

9. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? My over-analytical nature. Sometimes it plays in my favor, other times it does not.

10. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: My throat feels like I swallowed sand-paper. I would love a massage. I need to organize my room.

11. Name 4 drinks you regularly drink. Apple juice, water, sweet tea, diet coke.

12. Current worry right now? Maybe we won’t go there.

13. Current hate right now? See above. However, in all honesty I do not “hate” anything.

14. Favorite place to be? Warm summer day, sitting by the ocean, reading a book.

15. Do you like to travel? Sure do.

16. What color shirt are you wearing? Pink.

17. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I find it irritating actually.

18. Can you whistle? Yes, I can.

19. Favorite color? Black, it goes with everything.

20. If you could, would you be a pirate? No.

21. What song do you sing in the shower? Honestly, probably a song I sing with my kids at work “I’m bringin home my baby bumble bee, won’t my mommy be so proud of me…” and so on. I seem to sing that everywhere.

22. Favorite girl’s name? Ezra Jade, please don’t steal it.

23. Favorite boy’s name? It changes often.

24. What’s in your pocket right now? Chapstick. Burts Bees, :).

25. Favorite bedsheets as a child? I don’t recall. I’m sure some sort of princess something-or-other.

26. Worst injury? I burned my hand on the exhaust of the lawn-mower when I was younger, one of those “hey , what’s this?” moments…yikes.

27. Do you love where you live? Yes.

28. How many TVs do you have in your house? Three.

29. Who is your loudest friend? Three-way tie: Blair, Joseph, Janine.

30. How many pets do you have? Two: Copper and Izze.

31. Does someone have a crush on you?  Maybe one of my kids at work, other than that- nope.

32. What is your Favorite Book? The Bible, Lord of the Rings…specifically Return of the King.

33. What’s your favorite candy? Twix, or dark chocolate anything.

34. Favorite Sports Team? Carolina Panthers

35. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Time for medicine. (more…)

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