Oh, the places…

2 October, 2011, 11:10 pm
Filed under: late night thought, sharing, simplicity

There is no shorter alternative way to your destiny. Be present. Set goals. Work hard. Be determined.

My eyes are open; and my heart is too. Tomorrow is a brand new day. -c

photo cred: photographer Eugene Tan.


a prayer and a challenge…from Donald Miller
12 May, 2011, 10:30 pm
Filed under: late night thought, sharing

“And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?” -Donald Miller (Through Painted Deserts)

life is brighter that way, i think. Venturing out. how could one be unmoved for so long as a lifetime? we musn’t let the days pass by without discovery. if your eyes are open, you will see. Light shines to break the darkness that blinds. Come on, get “something beautiful born inside of you”. -c

20 December, 2010, 6:17 am
Filed under: late night thought, simplicity

i don’t know the first thing about blogging. but i do know how to write. and i do know how to share. these are my thoughts and my feelings and things i like and things that leave me dumbfounded. some are colorful; others are gray. it’s simple. however, i do want to learn a more creative way to display these things…anyone know who i need to talk to? i want to step it up! -c

where i’m at
15 October, 2010, 4:40 am
Filed under: late night thought, TRUST, Uncategorized, what now

i’m burdened. i need to find a healthy, spirit-filled, mission-minded, Jesus-loving, Gospel-sharing, body-connecting church here. i know where to find that in places i am not. a sweet friend of mine shared this with me just now, Matthew 11:28-30 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Thank you Lord, that you care for me and my pursuits. this is still a journey, even when i find myself back on a familiar road. -c

crickets, chimes, cookies & tea
11 September, 2010, 4:36 am
Filed under: late night thought

these are a few of my favorite things…

i’m sitting on the balcony of our 3rd level apartment, a place me and my loving parents call home. this is a place of serenity, especially now at 11:29 pm. these southern nights are hot. but we’ve got stars..the crickets are saying to me sleep but my mind is wired crazy. i’m not really sure the thoughts racing in my head but there is hope of them making sense. they will…clarity is in reach. the chimes will ring in rhyme. i’m on a path to discovery; and it is a good one. the wind and bend  make for exciting days. they aren’t there to throw me on my face, although that is a great place to start.

i don’t want to waste these days wishing myself somewhere else…we’ll get through this. it’s just another transition and another hall in which to wait. -c