Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just Do Something

"So go marry someone, provided you're equally yoked and you actually like being with each other. Go get a job, provided it's not wicked. Go live somewhere in something with somebody or nobody. But put aside the passivity and the quest for complete fulfillment and the perfectionism and the preoccupation with the future, and for God's sake start making some decisions in your life. Don't wait for the liver-shiver. If you are seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, you will be in God's will, so just go out and do something." 

(Thank you Sarah Tatum Gray for the book recommendation)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012



It was too tight. It was itchy and if I really wanted to, I could open my eyes and see through the blindfold. I was there, squirming in the dark not sure what to do. So I sat in the cold folding chair and just tried to listen. I wasn't the only one in the room with a blindfold on. I was surrounded by over 200 people, lost in the darkness that was everywhere. But as I sat there I tried to quiet my mind and just listen. The worship music had started and one by one I could hear the voices rising. As my chest rose over and over, allowing the deep breaths to fill my lungs, I could feel the tension in my shoulders escaping. I knew why You had me here, why You had every one of us here. Sometimes it takes getting in the darkness to see the power of You and to listen. With this fabric over my eyes I gained the opportunity to block everything out. You wanted my attention, like You have wanted all along.

The deep breathes continue to help me feel. I pull the blindfold a little tighter and took another deep breath. 

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