Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Heart of the issue

Agreeing with Kelly, this wartime sacrifice has brought up issues underneath whatever we're giving up. For me, when I'm most unsure about what's going on in my life, I turn to distracting activities, instead of dealing with whatever is going on. I think I try to avoid thinking about things and really praying, really seeking God's heart. But Christ calls us to abandon everything, seeking His face, even when that might be painful or risky. That is something I have so must struggle doing....

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Goodness, this is harder than I thought it would be. My life seems to be in a constant state of change. Just this summer, I started a new job, I've taken two intesive art therapy work shops (which are amazingly fun but suck up your entire week), ended a relationship with a counselor and began sessions with a new one, moved half of my room to my new apartment, began seeing a dietician, began seeing a massage therapist...

I just wish I had a consistent schedule. Time management has been incredibly difficult for me, but as I am weaning myself off of television (I am giving my television away at the end of July) and not throwing myself into time-consuming research projects, I am finding that I am focusing a lot more on my own internal struggles. In other words, I think all of this poor management of time is a symptom of a greater issue...something revolving around needing connection, needing to pay attention to my own needs, and balancing my faith with my career ideals...

I know this is what I need to do, but it's really difficult...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Originally uploaded by rdashley
for those not on facebook, I thought I'd post the group shot from the luau party!

wartime update

How's everyone doing? Noticing any difference in day to day activities? Noticing any difference with God?

I'm finding that my addiction to television is starting to weaken little by little... There have been several nights in the past two weeks that I haven't even turned the tv on when I get home or before bed. Thus far it seems that the extra time has been funneled into other people - doing more things with friends in town, catching up with old friends that I haven't talked to in a long time, etc. etc. Last night I even practiced the piano AND vacuumed... NICE :-)