Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the cover and the title page.

Tonight was a scene out of a movie. "Let's go for a drive" became two hours of sitting in the Grove with best friends, good music, great conversation, and a full moon. We always love it when life seems like a movie, or a book, or a fairy tale. We forget that it is a fairy tale...the Author is writing our stories as we speak.

"But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has ever read, which goes on for ever, in which every chapter is better than the one before..." --C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.

There are some moments when life seems so short and so small. Tonight was one of those moments. Our daily lives on earth are important because of the Kingdom, but that's all. The purpose of all life on this earth is the Kingdom. All the good and perfect and wonderful things that we have here are just the start of even more incredible things that are to come for those who's hope is in Christ. Tonight, I wait expectantly for those things. Sitting on a picnic table under the trees and beneath the stars seems like the best, but it's just a taste. We haven't even made it to Chapter One yet; we're still on the title page.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


This has been a really excellent week. Here are some reasons why...

1. Sunny with a high of 75. When the weather's happy, I"m happy. And ridiculously non-productive.

2. Sour patch watermelons. I rarely eat candy, but these are the absolute best. A dear friend surprised me with a bag and I've been chowing down ever since.

3. "Something Beautiful" by Needtobreathe. Surely you've heard this song by this point, but, if you haven't, go listen to it right now.

4. They may take our lives, but they can never take our derby.
I am obsessed with our theme and our crazy costumes. (According to Anna, because this is the closest I'll ever get to the Lord of the Rings...that may be true!) DG has now won Sigma Chi Derby Day back to back years. An awesome way to end the week!

Countless more reasons have contributed to the goodness of the week; these were just some highlights. More soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I get by...

with a little help from my friends.

I struggled last week with priorities. There are so many things lately that demand my time and are constantly vying for my immediate attention. I know that this is a common problem for most people; everyone wishes they had more time. But believe me when I say that I'm busier than almost everyone I know. Just trust me on that one. I'm a ridiculously spontaneous person, and when I'm too busy to be spontaneous you know there's a problem. Most of the time, all of the busy-ness and chaos hangs in a delicate balance and everything works out. But sometimes, things start to get pushed over the edge. Thank goodness my friends are there to catch me.

To catch me, to encourage me, to correct me, or to calm me down. Time and time again, they have forced me to re-think my priorities and have brought me straight to the feet of the Father. They've done it again for me the past several days. Several nights this week I have dropped everything just to sit and talk and relax. Could I have been doing something else during this time? Absolutely. Could I have been doing something more worthwhile? Not a chance.

Here's a few of them. I would be a drastically different person without them in my life.
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