Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Eyes on the prize


I am reminded almost daily of how uncool I really am. It's humbling and really keeps me in check with reality.

I read this persons blog today and it struck a chord/put me in my place.(spiritually speaking)

Why do we try so hard to be set apart, different, cool...or what have you? It's much easier to be my wired goofy self and much easier to listen to God -not my own dumb self all the time. Sheesh. I love how absolutely simple God can make the mess we have spent so long creating for ourselves.

Simplicity. That's what my heart truly longs for every time I take my eyes off myself.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Read this today and it really challenged me. I have recently been more cynical than I would like to be. Could I really truly put God 1st, 2nd, and 3rd? I hope to be constantly striving toward this goal.

"Your priorities must be God first, God second, and God third, until your life is continually face to face with God and no one else is taken into account whatsoever. Your prayer will then be, “In all the world there is no one but You, dear God; there is no one but You.”
Oswald Chambers

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's been a while

Life has been so full of the unexpected and unplanned over the past 2 years. Seems like every time I try to make any major plans for my life the big man upstairs changes things up.

It's summer of 2011 and I am not a tiny bit closer to moving back to Chicago or to India. Truthfully, this makes my heart sad but simultaneously interested in where life will take me.

Money is tight and paychecks aren't coming as promised. Prayers are greatly appreciated.

Oh and I need to make friends over here and find a church.