Sunday, July 16, 2006


It's been two years since I've been to Mexico with my church.

I think this week is going to be random for some reason. I'm not quite sure why.

I'm excited to go but...well, just give me some orphans to love on and I'll be set.

And God, be with Oscar, wherever he may be...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

reason to sing...

Days pass quickly, more than one might wish for at times. And yet too often I forget to take a moment to look around. Small children running through sprinklers, an old couple slowly walking down a quiet path, hand in hand. And where am I? Am I just passing through, trying to reach the next leg of the race? Or are there days when I finally realize I am a part of the beauty of it all. The beauty that is life.

Today I find myself sitting quietly, allowing a gentle breeze to brush against my face as if to say "peace be with you." These birds chirping around me are not in the slightest bit concerned about what they will be doing tomorrow, the thought probably won't even form in their small minds until it is too late. Tomorrow will be today, and they will continue to sing.

I long to sing on days like this. The sun is shining through non-existent clouds while trees move to and fro as if dancing to some distant melody. That melody is caught by the breeze and carried by me, and as it swirls around me, I open my mouth...

and sing.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Lately I've been living in my own little world. It's been good, mind you, but at the same time there's a small nagging in the back of my mind that goes something along the lines of - "Hey, give Me a little of your time."

I suppose that's not really too hard for one to ask.
Or do for that matter.

So why does the littlest time feel like eons that I will be wasting?

God I'm selfish.