Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Hurry Up and Wait"

"Hurry up and wait" was a phrase my drama director always used to say. She'd say "The whole business of the theater is 'hurry up and wait, hurry up and wait'." I totally agree, and if you've even tried out for a play or musical, you would probably agree too.

Now, in this new chapter of life, I am to wait. To wait for a new home, life, last name, and even a new job.

I found this quote on one of my fellow blogger's pages today, and thought it totally fitting.

"It is not easy… to wait. Waiting is what the hunter does, and the poet and the slugger. He waits for the moment of inevitability and fate and then he swings, or shoots, or takes up the pen to put down a line. They don’t teach us to wait in America; they teach us to grab. But waiting is what we do when we are looking for something beautiful, when we are looking for an end to our sorrow. Nothing is infinite in life, not even sorrow.  Cary Tennis"

Another amazing quote from Charles Stanley: 

Monday, July 30, 2012


The title says it all, folks. Yep, I'm engaged!

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Monday, July 16, 2012


I had a summer school professor who taught high school English for her day job, and then was a PhD professor at UT by evening. She said she did a study in her class on heroes. I took a class my freshman year at CBU when I was in their honours program and it was called "The Study of the Epic Hero". Since it was a Christian school, we studied Biblical heroes as well as literary heroes. For some reason, I love heroes. I mean, isn't that what you are supposed to do? Love the hero and hate the villain? Last weekend I saw "Spiderman" (the new one) and loved it! Why? Its about a hero! Peter Parker is a convincing hero who is a-less-than-average high school boy who has an interesting past and a mystified future once he gets bitten by the spider.
A hero.

Jesus. A hero.

Randomly, this song popped into my mind this morning. I think I heard it on the radio once or twice before, but today the line "there he goes, a hero" were rolling around and around in my mind like marbles shifting across the deck of a topsy-turvy boat and leaving their wet-marks behind.

How is Jesus a hero?