Addicted to Ink

Thursday, October 19, 2006


sometimes i wish i were more of a zebra than a gray horse.

then i would know who to vote for. i'd know how to fight. i might have more of a freaking backbone!

but no. i have to see both sides of the issue. i have to point out all of the alternatives. i have to have empathy for both sides.


but i can't change my species, right? that's how i'm made.

or is it?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Yesterday morning, I joyfully edited a newsletter about the developments of a crucial ministry (here’s the link ).

It was good.

At lunch time yesterday, I knelt down at a desk and read to three first graders after serving them squares of Pizza Oven pepperoni pie and filling their cups with some sort of fruity concoction from a gallon jug. I read to Breanna and Wayne and Gunner about J.P.-the-bunny’s camping trip and Biscuit-the-dog sneaking into his human’s school and about Katie-the-pig who has a very healthy self-esteem and finally just to Wayne (both of us sitting pretzel-style on the floor) about the list of a million mean things to say to someone by Bill Cosby.

It was good.

Last night, I enjoyed an evening with Mike and Brad and Susanne and it was good to catch up and relax and rest and laugh and be in community with each other.

It was good.

During these past few days, I have been reminded many times how blessed I am to have such incredible people in my life, who empathize with me and who laugh with me and who cry with me and who drink coffee with me and who remind me that even though life just stinks sometimes, that they are right beside me.

And it has been amazing.

Thanks, guys. I love you, too!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hope deferred makes the heart sick...

I'm so weary of deferment.

Monday, October 09, 2006

busy, busy fall!

whew - this fall is so busy, it's difficult to even catch my breath some days, and when I do... very little creativity left.

but i found this the other day... i like it!

I think... that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

i think... that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

i think... that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

i think... that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

i think... that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

i think... that it's taking me a long time to become the person i want to be.

i think... that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

i think... that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

i think... that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

i think...that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

i think...that my best friends and i can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

i think... that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

i think... that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

i think... that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

i think... that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.