Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Oh man, what an awesome day. Seventy something degrees, the wind gusting to twenty miles per-hour, and crystal clear sunshine on a poofy cloud day.
I to want walk barefoot in the fresh grass, and just sit with the sun in my face.
I praise God for the life giving sunshine and the renewing of my spirit.
Each year there comes a time for me when when I realize, winter is over, Spring is here, and there is no more seasonal depression.
Like electroshock therapy, last year's traumas are magically wiped away. Fortunately. I get to retain most of my personality.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This has been increasingly detrimental to my educational career. I have just been able to pull enough text out of my grey matter to get by.
Our mission was to repair some plumbing for the bathrooms on the church propertyand to sand and revarnish twenty-one pews.
The group I traveled with were a great bunch of people. All were 21 and under except for the faculty advisor who had me by six years. (I wasn't the oldest!)
Arizona time is slow time. Church property is fast time. The church is one hour ahead. The state does not recognize daylight savings time, but the church does.
The culture of the Navajo is so simplistic. Everything is what it is. I don't think I can properly put it into words. They are a beautiful minded society.
The kids I traveled with were so awesome. They were smart, funny, and serious about their commitment to Jesus. There was a true light shining from each of them, untainted, or jaded yet by the world around them. I felt a joy as my personal cynicism melted while I was gone.
I found myself wanting to be untarnished by the world, and for a while, in that moment my childlike purity returned.
I'll never forget that.