There are days when I want someone to come up to me and say, “I see you. I see you as a mess of lovely and broken. Wretchedness and redemption. You make me as angry as you make me raving mad with passion and I am for you.” Continue reading
What God may hereafter require of you, you must not give yourself the least trouble about. Everything He gives you to do, you must do as well as ever you can, and that is the best possible preparation for what He may want you to do next. If people would but do what they have to do, they would always find themselves ready for what came next.
- George MacDonald
I’ve been listening to jazz lately. I am continually amazed by how truly adept it is at expressing the complexity of human emotion without words. My current favorite song owns the same title of this post. This song seems to have been written for a Nora Ephron film before Nora Ephron films became a thing. (And apparently, Nora Ephron has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I’ve referenced her on Twitter and Facebook in the last two days.)
We are 21 days into the new year, and I feel pretty good because I didn’t make any resolutions. They’d be broken by now. I just couldn’t deal with the emotional trauma.
Instead, I decided that I was going to stop telling myself to do things and actually start… doing them. (Please pardon the motivational speaker tone of that sentence.) Continue reading