Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 1.

For Break
fast I ate oatmeal and an orange.
It is funny how purposefully changing your
drastically changes how the
is planned.
I mad e
the decision to BIKE with my gloved hands
cupped around a ceramic mug spilling over with
oats and
I made it to class with Z
accidents but it sure was a close call.
For Lunch
I slobbered over the steamy pizza
each of my SABERS munched on
while I enjoyed a nice bowl of
1/2 tomato
1/4 eggplant
1/4 Squash
1/2 can Black Beans
1/2 bag frozen corn
lemon wedge
2 tbls Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbls EVOO

and a flour tortilla
with natural peanut butter and raw sunflower sEEds.
TThe rest of the day has greeted me with waves of headaches and fatigue. But do not worry, all is good and I will enjoy the rain/snow tonight and a bowl of sautéed veggies. SOUP tomorrow.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


B Wrestles with GOD. genesis 32:22-32

He leaves with a limp & a B
I like Jacob, am Isreal...
translated: to wrestle (struggle) with GOD.

we CANNOT know all the
we CAN know

I am sitting on the eve of a time set aside to practice discipline and spiritual renewal. At first I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discover the lay out of my life's "next step".

However, together with my community, we studied the story of Jacob and his turmoil with Boet (God). As I begin the Daniel Fast tomorrow morning, I will reject my tendencies to over plan my long term schedule, and instead attempt to become intimately aware of the Father's love for me. To know H

Monday, January 3, 2011


"I heard his voice. At the sound of it I fainted, fell flat on the ground, face in the dirt. A hand touched me and pulled me to my hands and knees."
Daniel Chapter 10.

It would make sense to enjoy long hours spent with our parents and siblings when we are young and have luxurious amounts of time on our hands. It would be sensible to enjoy stimulating conversation and hysterical competition on the Wii Fit. Maybe a casual meal around the old kitchen table and an hour of sitting and arguing about theology, political justifications and the biology of man.

I am graduating from Hardin-Simmons in May and will surely miss the long Christmas breaks between semesters. This holiday season I made a discovery-- I thoroughly enjoy my family. If only this had been a discovery at the beginning of college rather than the end.
Irony is defined as: "the incongruity of this"

I spent one week at home and was full of good buttery food and wisdom. Now I will admit, there were the unavoidable frustrations that sprout when dealing with family. Unavoidable because my mom has known me before I even knew me and we struggle with control, pride and independence. In tender moments of vulnerability, over coffee or gift wrapping, I saw my mom in all her beauty and struggle. I saw the sacrifice and passion of a strong women.
And I saw myself.

Occasionally I view knowledge as odious. How can something considered to be so valued and precious cause hatred and division, contempt and repulsion. Knowledge, much like faith, should be a dance inviting all to join. Yet I find myself lording this gift over others, especially those who know me in my most human ways. I am learning that the more knowledge I gain the less I truly know.
Irony is defined as: "the incongruity of this"

As I come to enjoy my family I am learning that it takes the constant choice to forgive and to love. To heal.

Every day I fall flat on my face, and the grace of Boet(God) lifts me up slowly. Reminding me I am Chosen, Holy, Dearly Loved, and the Child of God.

What a happy holiday.