Saturday, October 31, 2009

As far as the I can see

I wrote this on my facebook page and thought I'd post it here, too. Hope you find it constructively meaningful.

Wait right here
And dig with me
To see as far
As the I can see
In earthen vessels
In dignity
Let's venture in this

Build a wall
So high, I can't see
Dig a well
So deep I can't reach
Find within
Then learn this virtue
That no man can teach

Do we fall
By night and by day
Only to go
Our separate way?
Try as we might
We wander in vain
By day and by night
O'er the open plain

ut to take the road
Less travelled by
With heart set on One
Much greater than I
To trust with assurance
Where I cannot see
And venture towards

I wonder the price
I wonder the cost
Is it worth it all
If all is lost?
And letting go
I do embrace
The sweetness of'
This divine grace
To hold in my hand
What I cannot touch
When everything else
Is nothing much

And love as I do
Empowered by
The Spirit of the One
Much greater than I
Trusting it all
Into His hand
Even when I
Don't understand

So holding on
I won't let go
'Til all will see
That they may know
The worth of this truth
Too weighty to bear
And upon His strength
I cast every care

"And all of the earth spoke one language; ... And the people said, 'Let's go build a city with a tower so high that it reaches the sky, and let's make a name for ourselves to keep us from being scattered over all the earth.' And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that they built, and He said, 'Look, the people have become one, sharing a common language, and this is what they're beginning to do. Now nothing can hold them back from doing whatever they imagine. Let's go mix up their language so that they won't be able to understand each other.' So the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth, and they left the building of the city unfinished." - Gen. 11:1,4-8

"So to keep me from being praised unworthily for all of the revelations I've received, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to beat me and keep me in my place. I prayed to God three times to have it taken away, but He said to me, 'My grace is enough for you, as My strength is perfected in weakness.' So I would much rather be known for my weaknesses, that the power of Messiah may rest upon me." 2 Cor. 12:7-9

"And I, brothers, when I came to you, I did not come to you with eloquent speech or wisdom as I bore to you the witness of God, because I determined to let nothing be known among you, except for Jesus the Messiah, and His sentence on death row." - 1 Cor. 2:1-2 (modern-day paraphrase)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New House. New Step. New Blog. Why Not?

So it's Tuesday and the month is winding down. That means I'd better get typing, here, if I want to keep to my "2-blogs-per-month-minimum" promise! So what's new? Well, I've been enjoying the phase of being a wandering nomad for about 7 months, though this is starting to settle down some. I began in April by spending half of each week up here in PA, and the other half down in Virginia (that's about a 3-hour drive between the two locations!), I moved up here completely in June, I moved into a friend's house in the beginning of September, and finally, as of yesterday, I moved into yet another home (fortunately, I'll be staying in this one for the next 6 months). I'm really liking this place already. It's just outside the little city of Coatesville, making it a nice place for some quiet time and contemplation. I have a room to myself (which further adds to the r&r element), there's a piano, and heck, it's even 10 minutes closer to northern VA (you know, a nice little convenience for whenever I might need to make the drive south).

So we moved in yesterday (me and another staff member), got ourselves adjusted to the new surroundings, and had dinner in the spacious kitchen w/ the others on staff and some guests who are visiting at the moment. I can only guess what the next 6 months will be like, but this just seems like the perfect place to spend my winter, right there in the middle of nature. We'll see how it all turns out.