Archive for August, 2012

8.31.12

“I’m just a vapor in the wind.”

How’s that for a dose of humiliation?

Don’t let yourself elope with self-importance.

The only important thing in this life is to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

Everything else will fall into place.

 

 

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It’s been a refreshing 6 weeks in Moscow. It’s hard for me to leave this place for the second time. I like it here. But I’ve committed myself to a different path right now and even though I may not feel like traveling it, I know it’s the right thing to do. God’s got a story for my life. I should probably let him tell it.

 

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In The Forest

Today someone told me I have been grumpy the past few days. So what, we aren’t allowed a little grumpiness any more? I mean, sure it’s not a good attitude but I’ve got a reason. (that’s what they all say, but this time I mean it).

 

The past three Augusts have been hard for me. I’m afraid they always will be. My deep sadness must just translate as grumpiness to other people.

 

Oh, I’m sorry, I’ll try to hide my grief and pain so that you can be happy thinking my life is always rainbows and butterflies.

 

*sigh* I know I’m supposed to move on, and trust God. And don’t get me wrong, I do. But God didn’t say that once we went through a time of grief we had to be happy ever after. It’s part of life to go through stages where you don’t feel like you’re walking through a field of daisies. Sometimes you have to walk through the forest.

 

I apologize if it upsets you that I’m there right now, but I’ll be back to my sunshiny self soon.

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