Monday, April 12, 2010

Anaheim v Arizona

It never ceases to fascinate me how much we can learn from our experiences. At times it downright overwhelms me to think of the potential growth that emerges from each moment of life. How can I possibly retain the numerous lessons that flood in from every facet of every conversation and conlict? It simply isn't possible to document and study them all, but heaven knows I still try my darndest.

I spent the past week in California, on tour with my high school choir and band buddies. Manifestly, I learned loads from the activities and experiences there. Although, I couldn't help but analyze the experiences and contrast them to the lessons learned in Arizona.

Before I elaborate, the reader should acknowledge the abstractness of my thoughts. Describing a beautiful painting with words is never as emotionally astounding as seeing the actual painting. Certainly if a painter was told what to create, using only words, the result would not be as moving as if it came directly from his heart. It's almost as if my mind contructs thoughts using pictures, and by words I am limited in how well I am able to recreate the image for you.

To be continued...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

In light of recent events...

a friend of mine was inspired to buy me a book.

The book was about "Godwinks"
aka.. The little blessings that God sends more frequently than we care to notice.

Last night,
I was in a minor car accident.

When I got home, the first thing I did was sit down and make a list of Godwinks related to the accident.
I'm sure there were more than I could even think of.

Basically, I came to the conclusion that without my faith in Christ,
I don't think I would have survived the accident.

As it is,
I was barely harmed.

I feel I've gained more from the experience than I've lost.
That's how the gospel works..

It turns weaknesses into strengths,
and trials into blessings. be continued.