30 July 2009

summer is almost over.

this summer's been pretty fast-paced.
i've done a lot of traveling. a lot of living out of a bag.
but, i'm back in gainesville.
and the days are slowing down.

today, i intended to spend most of my time reading and writing.
of course, that didn't happen.

after waking up late,
cleaning/organizing my laundry room/closet,
catching up with a few friends,
cleaning up my house,
and hanging out with roommates,

i finally sat down to read.

i've been reading the ragamuffin gospel: visual edition for a little while now. i think i like just reading a couple of pages at a time. i don't want to rush through it. something in me wants to save a little bit for each time that i pick it up.

here's some stuff from today that i think i'll sit with for a while:

"to be human is to be poor. our impoverished spirit gives us pause before we decide to become tyrants to ourselves."

"repentance is not what we do in order to earn forgiveness; it is what we do because we have been forgiven."

25 July 2009

sleeping at last has a new album.
everyone should get it.
or at least give it a listen.

their lyrics are always beautiful.

08 July 2009

let only love flow from me.
let my words only be praises to You.

help me to be patient.
help me to know You more.

let Your will be done.

help me to move away from worldly things and toward You.

i do not belong to this world.
my home is with You.