Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Shall Jogg & Take Photos

  Well, we can all thank Zooey Deschanel's character in "Yes Man" for a great new idea. A Jogging Photography Group... Yep, I said it. A Jogging Photography group. I shall jog and take photos. Sounds pretty great if you ask me. Her character in this movie is incredible, reminds me a lot of Maggie Gyllenhaal's character in "Stranger Than Fiction". A little off beat, colorful, unique, and totally comfortable with who they are. LOVE it. Want to be that way.
  This morning at Church the person who spoke was a congregant who is going to be moving to Tennessee soon. He talked about his life, and how he got to where he is now. He said a lot of very poignant things, but one thing in particular struck me. He talked about [The Thin String]. Looking back on your life there is a thin string of events, and each one affected the outcome. Every conversation you have had with a stranger, every trip you have taken, every decision you have made has collectively determined how your string looks. He said to look back on your string and assess where it is going. If your sting is heading in a bad direction, then maybe change things. Do something different. He also said to be conscious of the fact that you affect other peoples strings. That really got me. I have never thought about that before. The way I live my life and the things I say and do to people can affect their string. No pressure, right?
   The last thing he said was a quote from a friend of His, and it was pretty intense. He said, "If people rally believed in Hell the way it is described in the Bible, they would be running to their friends and trying to save them." It made me evaluate how I have been living. I think it's time for a change.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

So powerful, and great words of wisdom and encouragement. I can remember days I would be at the store with the three kids, and thinking, "OK, I am being watched, so I need to be very careful how I disciple or respond!" It was more of an issue of not wanting to be judged by others. But then one day while at home, with no else there but the kids, I thought to myself, "You know what? God is watching. All the time He is watching. And that's my only standard I should ever worry about, whether I am home alone or out in public. From that point on, it took off the pressure of feeling like I had to be a certain way infront of other people at the store, at church or at a family gathering. It didn't matter who was in the room watching. God was there, helping me to be the best mom or friend or wife I could be at that moment.

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