Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
14-16Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I'll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You'll be living proof that I didn't go to all this work for nothing."
i've been thinking a lot about complaining lately. when is it okay? who are okay people to 'vent' to? i sat here yesterday and couldn't even write a blog post that wasn't made up solely of complaints.
today as i sit in the same seat, i keep mulling philippians 2 around in my head. we had a steve green kid's sing-a-long video at our house growing up, and i still remember most of the songs. "do everything without complaining" song still shows up in my rote memory once in a while. (the 'keep your tongue' song from psalm 43 could get stuck in your head for DAYS). but today, i sort of stopped in my tracks when i realized it said do everything without complaining? oh suck.
i actually went to biblegateway.com to make sure that was correct, and hoping for an 'out'. that maybe they had overstated it for impact in the kids song. but nope. so where does that put us? complaining is my extracurricular activity. isn't that how a lot of us utilize these forums? (blogs, twitter, facebook?).
today i'm praying i'll stop looking for excuses to be restless and discontent. stop giving myself permission to be annoyed. isn't the idea of God having "good cause to be proud" of us sufficient motivation? cause right now, my heart doesn't feel edified, it feels polluted.
God make me a breath of fresh air.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
So, sometimes I've got nothing, most of the time I've got nothing.
Like right now, I can't get the friggin cable to work, and I put the babies down for a nap, and should go down and clean up from breakfast, but nope, I'm sitting here on my phone, talking to you about how I have nothing to say.
I need some spice in my life (as cjane would say). Right now I would even settle for a spicy meal. Anything other than barbeque. (Jared, come get some of that stuff).
I'm in a rut, but not even a bad one, just a comfortable one.
And no, I don't think I need a boyfriend to come pick me up out of my rut, if that's what you were thinking (Jessi:)).
I need to discover some more time in my day, or find more energy somehow to liven things up.
I need to go join the Y, which I've been saying I'm going to do for a month.
I need someone to salvage my hair from the abyss of suckiness, and I need to..
I don't know, join a tribal dance class or something..or maybe I do just need a boyfriend.
But, guitar players need not apply.