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Mudslide March 27, 2007

Posted by amybeth in Life, School.

Okay…yesterday I’m walking across campus when I see this group of people hanging out in the big grassy area in the centre. At first glance it appeared that they were just enjoying the nice sunny day by playing some sort of game (its frequent on nicer days to see a game of frisbee going). But then I looked closer and realized that the grass was one big mudfield and they were playing touch football.  They were sopping wet and covered in mud.

An hour later as I again passed the same spot, I saw that they were now running and sliding across a patch of mud just like one of those water slip and slide things kids play on in the summer. It actually looked kind of fun.

So there you have it…one group’s celebration of spring (or at least spring like weather). How do you inaugerate the season?


Present(ce) March 10, 2007

Posted by amybeth in God.
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I read something the other day that has stuck with me all week. The passage was talking about how we often talk about feeling God’s presence…we evaluate a worship service or a personal prayer time by how much, how close, or how ‘manifest’ his presence felt to us. The author challenged his readers to consider how ‘present’ we are to God. How much of our presence does he feel when we meet with him. Are we fully open, transparent, giving of our whole selves, or do we hold back, censure our comments, and generally stay aloof.

Father forgive me for presuming to evaluate you when it is me, always me, who needs to change. Teach me to open up, like a flower in the sunshine…face to face, presence to presence.