Song for today: Table for Two - Caedmon's Call. It's just been a good reminder to me that its not my job to get tangled up in the silly little stresses of life while missing the point of it all. As Derek Webb says, "You knew this day long before you made me out of dirt".
It seems like the biggest battle everyday is staying connected to God, like John talks about in his famous 15th chapter. It's such a basic concept, yet its the most pivotal part of my day. And it seems like I trip over this concept more than I should. I'm realizing that if I'm to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord, its not a matter of more this or more that, but less distraction, less clutter.
I'm learning to take notice when God whispers something to me throughout the day or shouts at me inside my head to care more for that person I'm talking to than I care about myself.
It's good to have balance and to learn to laugh at yourself. I've been laughing a lot more recently, and it's a lot more fun than being serious all the time.
a good verse to end the day with: "Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my sheild; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped." - Psalm 28: 6-7