" Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity. "
1 John 3:18


Friday, October 8, 2010

Left Turns with the Window down.

A friend, Lauren, sent me some Cds the other day, and I have not stopped playing the songs since. While I build my ceramics pieces, paint, drive, or just whenever.. I have a few favorites of course. There is one song, " The Lime Tree" but Trevor Hall. I think this is my new favorite song. I am not sure why, but I love one of the lines.. " It took a while for you to find me, but I was hiding in the Lime tree, above the city and the rain cloud, I poked a hole and watched it drain out. I just keep thinking about how I go hiding places sometimes. . . not really physically, but mentally, or spiritually. I just run away from things sometimes. Or I hide from God, and try to just hold on so tight to what I know, or what I can control. Lately I have just been realizing a lot about myself. I am in the process of making a huge transition in life. Like HUGE. I am so thrilled, but at the same time, I have realized in the past few days, how many things are going to be different. I am going to have a lot of decisions to make, and just adjustments to make. I know God is leading me here, into this new season of life, but with this season, comes change, and willingness to let go, and follow, two things, I am NOT good with. Anywho, yes, got it, hiding.. equals no good.
On a simple note.. Today, I discovered one of the little things in life that I just LOVE, and it makes me smile every time .. Okay, I will set the scene, I have been running around all morning, packing for my volleyball trip, packing for New York, getting my withdrawal slip signed, and then turned in to registrar before it is to late, la la la.. and FINALLY I have it all done, and I need to be to the gym in like ehhh 15 minutes. So i am in the car on BEAUTIFUL day, just pulled out of McDonalds (where I purchased a dollar menu sweet tea), windows down, breezy, and I am going to make a Left turn.. Okay, so here is the small part, if you don't read slow you MIGHT miss it. LEft turn, and the wind brushes across my face a little faster, and with a little more cool air. I keep going.. and then head back to the gym. RIGHT there. the left turn and quick cold breeze across my face. I realized how much I love that. EVERY time it happens, it is one of my favorite things, because it is a little warm from the sun, and that one little second of a left turn, and that air.. ha I know that sounds like nothing, but I know for sure that it is one of my favorite little things in life. We will throw that in with cold side of the pillow and clean laundry smell.
So we just won our game against Radford, we play Highpoint tomorrow, and then I head to NYC for an ART trip with a bunch of other art majors on Sunday until Tuesday.. I am SO excited, we are going to a show, and museums, and all that fun stuff. Well I don't have much else going on. I actually have a million things I could chat on, but this will be all for now.

My little challenge to you.. my lovely blog reader.. Find one new thing.. one "simple thing in life" that you just love, and remember it, write it down, comment me back on it, or just tell someone.. or thank Jesus for it. :) I would love for you to email it to me, I like hearing other people's "simple joys". rlharris@presby.edu

Have a great day :)