Friday, September 25, 2009
I attended a baptism a few weeks ago for a friend of ours who was preparing to leave for India to begin a two-year adventure as a staff-member of YWAM.
I’ve been thinking recently about passion and inspiration. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…
Passion is the something that drives you, a steady rock in an otherwise swirling and churning life. Passion is what makes all the sacrifices worth it. It makes your heart beat harder, and it permeates your thoughts. Passion gives life a spark.
Inspiration is most often a surprise. Though it can be sought, inspiration often comes from the most unlikely of places. It makes your heart skip a beat and your mind whirl. It’s like a completely confident freefall. Inspiration colors life.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The seasons are changing, I'm experiencing my first real fall, and life is moving on quite well. It's funny to me to think that Josh and I have lived here almost a year. In many ways, it seems that we have been here much much longer. We have found and plugged into a wonderful spiritual community here, and we've been awesomely blessed by the friends that we've come to know and love. After a very rough job hunt, my job is going great, and I'm still very much enjoying where I am for the moment. The flexibility and understanding of my boss has enabled me to do many things that I would never have been able to do in a different location. This summer I was able to take off for a family vacation (on fairly short notice) that was, I believe absolutely what I needed. Though we've in many ways settled into a routine, we're absolutely not at a stand-still, as we're planning on moving once more in March. Our last move was made before I had settled into my job and before our community became such a huge part of our lives. As it is, we feel very disconnected from them, as we're in Maryland, and they are all in Virginia. So, after much discussion, we'll (hopefully) be crossing the Potomac next spring and settling into the place that will be our final stop while Josh is stationed here.
I keep thinking that I'll get back in the blogging swing of things, so we'll see if that actually happens J Until then... I'll be enjoying the weather!