Wednesday, May 6, 2009


"And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play.  My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God.  We get one story, you and I, and one story alone.  God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution.  It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn't it?

It might be time for you to go.  It might be time to change, to shine out.  

I want to repeat one word for you:
Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit.  It is a beautiful word, isn't it?  So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be.  And you will not be alone.  You have never been alone.  Don't worry.  Everything will still be here when you get back.  It is you who will have changed."
donald miller // through painted deserts

every time I turn around
something else just floated away
there ain't a single thing that I've found
with wings that decided to stay

maybe it's the place on the wall
or maybe it's the space where the phone didn't call
or maybe it's this thing in my chest
we'll know what it was by the hole that it left

now it's leaving, leaving but I don't know where
leaving, leaving, leaving but I don't know where

josh ritter // "leaving"

In a couple days, I'll be leaving Mobile for the summer.  London, Huntsville, New Orleans, Huntsville again, and then back here for it to start all over again.  It will be good to get out for awhile; I need a little bit of a break.  I just wanted to share this song and excerpt from one of my favorite books because I felt that they both fit very nicely.  

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