Friday, March 20, 2009


The sentence that keeps running through my head right now is "All that is not faith is sin." So, I must be sinning up a storm, because I'm worried. And worry is not faith. Therefore, worry is sin, right?

I'm worried that I won't find that 1 more participant. I'm worried that my experiment isn't going to start or finish in time. I then worry that I won't graduate in August. And then I worry that I'll lose my job at UofSC. And that we'll be homeless and jobless.

Doom. Despair. Worry. Sin.

Yet, even as that sentence of unknown origin plays like a broken record in my head, I realize what a sentence of condemnation it is. Basically it says - you suck for being human, for having moments of frailty. But that is not what God is about - there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). And as a believer, I believe that he understands my concerns, that he is big enough for me to have a little doubt and worry here and there...he is just waiting for me to reach out and take his hand, the one he has been holding out for me the whole time, so he can guide me once again on this particular journey.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What is my personality color?

According to a facebook quiz:
Personality Color = Blue

If you are blue, you are outgoing with your friends, but not so much around new people. You like to chill and go with the flow of things. Sometimes you can become a little bossy. You are an awesome friend and care about their feelings.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow in Athens

Those were just a few pictures of the damage. Our house is surrounded by 800 million trees, give or take a few, and the arrival of the winter storm brought on the falling of some very large limbs and branches.
At about 9pm last night, our power finally went out. Brent saw what he thought was lightning in the distance, but we found out this morning that it was actually a transformer blowing up. We were curled up by the fire on the futon, half in and out of sleep. I think we were both in that very close to the surface sleep state, when we both heard the very distinct sound of a creaking and breaking tree. We both immediately rolled off the futon and onto the floor - no discussion, no words necessary, no hesitation. It did not land on the house, just very close. Afterwards, and even now, I laugh about that stop-drop-and-roll moment.

Where did the road go?

A view down our street

A view up our street

Mr. Johnny Cash really enjoyed the snow

The sun is out! What a beautiful day!

Me and B

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Dreamers who do

"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."

~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996