Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Life Stuff

In thinking about everything that's happened since the last time I've posted, a comedian line comes to mind. A guy is talking about life. The Christian life, to be specific. Christians are promised life more abundantly, which begs the question: what is life? Well, life is pain, hard work, joy, tears, ect. And the Christian gets this...more abundantly?? great.

Well, since the end of June I've taken and passed another CLEP, so I now have 42 hours. Other things on my schedule have included teaching piano and horseback riding lessons, helping a mom take care of her 5 kids (which happened to be 9 and under!), multiple random projects, math class, and a concussion. Well, the concussion wasn't exactly in my schedule. It just sorta happened. Last Friday actually. So now I've had the wonderful experience of a CT scan among other things. Who knew getting whacked in the head with a stick (ok, small log) could be so bad? My dear sweet brother even wrote a song about my headaches. I felt so special.

Slowing down is hard for me. I haven't been roller blading in almost a week! And I can't ride! Or do anything else 'strenuous.' I'm redefining strenuous to mean something like climbing Mt. Everest. All I have to do is make Mr. Webster and the doctor agree with me. Couldn't be too difficult, right?

Joking aside, I have been thinking alot. (What else can I do when I can't do anything else I want to do?) What am I doing that matters? What will count for eternity? Am I truly living abundantly?

'Til next time...

6 comments:

Caitlin said...

Keep pressing on!

I've had concussions before (yes, more than one) and it's hard to slow down. They aren't fun. But they are a great opportunity to just REST and BE. The Christian life isn't about doing but BEING.

Daniel said...

Wow, and how did this happen? I know josh did it all in love... :-p

poetic_capture said...

Ouch, what a bummer and a pain. Praying for a quick recovery for you.

How did it happen?

Nancy said...

When we only had two little toddlers, I smashed my elbow and spent a week in the hospital recovering from the surgery. Even when I got home, I had to spend weeks in a recliner attached to an elbow-flexing machine. Helpful people dressed the girls funny, put things away where they didn't belong, brought unfamiliar foods ... and I was grateful! I was often reminded that I wouldn't slow down and take a season of rest on my own; it is God who MAKES us lie down in green pastures. Loving you ...

Caleb said...

Is rollerblading a weekly tradition of yours?

Leah said...

I was messing around with some friends and one person accidentally whacked me with a stick.

Caleb- no, roller blading isn't a weekly tradition. Until last week, it was a daily tradition. I normally go somewhere around 2 miles a day.

Life Stuff

In thinking about everything that's happened since the last time I've posted, a comedian line comes to mind. A guy is talking about life. The Christian life, to be specific. Christians are promised life more abundantly, which begs the question: what is life? Well, life is pain, hard work, joy, tears, ect. And the Christian gets this...more abundantly?? great.

Well, since the end of June I've taken and passed another CLEP, so I now have 42 hours. Other things on my schedule have included teaching piano and horseback riding lessons, helping a mom take care of her 5 kids (which happened to be 9 and under!), multiple random projects, math class, and a concussion. Well, the concussion wasn't exactly in my schedule. It just sorta happened. Last Friday actually. So now I've had the wonderful experience of a CT scan among other things. Who knew getting whacked in the head with a stick (ok, small log) could be so bad? My dear sweet brother even wrote a song about my headaches. I felt so special.

Slowing down is hard for me. I haven't been roller blading in almost a week! And I can't ride! Or do anything else 'strenuous.' I'm redefining strenuous to mean something like climbing Mt. Everest. All I have to do is make Mr. Webster and the doctor agree with me. Couldn't be too difficult, right?

Joking aside, I have been thinking alot. (What else can I do when I can't do anything else I want to do?) What am I doing that matters? What will count for eternity? Am I truly living abundantly?

'Til next time...

6 comments:

  1. Keep pressing on!

    I've had concussions before (yes, more than one) and it's hard to slow down. They aren't fun. But they are a great opportunity to just REST and BE. The Christian life isn't about doing but BEING.

     
  2. Wow, and how did this happen? I know josh did it all in love... :-p

     
  3. Ouch, what a bummer and a pain. Praying for a quick recovery for you.

    How did it happen?

     
  4. When we only had two little toddlers, I smashed my elbow and spent a week in the hospital recovering from the surgery. Even when I got home, I had to spend weeks in a recliner attached to an elbow-flexing machine. Helpful people dressed the girls funny, put things away where they didn't belong, brought unfamiliar foods ... and I was grateful! I was often reminded that I wouldn't slow down and take a season of rest on my own; it is God who MAKES us lie down in green pastures. Loving you ...

     
  5. Is rollerblading a weekly tradition of yours?

     
  6. I was messing around with some friends and one person accidentally whacked me with a stick.

    Caleb- no, roller blading isn't a weekly tradition. Until last week, it was a daily tradition. I normally go somewhere around 2 miles a day.

     
 

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