Some days remind me of this quote from my favorite movie.
Or have you ever, like, seen somebody? And you knew that, if only that person really knew you, they would, well, they would of course dump the perfect model that they were with, and realize that you were the one that they wanted to, just, grow old with.
When Sandra Bullock’s character in While You Were Sleeping falls in love with a man she doesn’t even know, she wishes more than anything just to be seen. Not just glanced at, but really seen. Because there’s a difference after all between being seen and being seen. Continue reading
This week, I am participating in the #Fireworkpeople blog tour.
We all want to have a voice. We want people to listen to what we have to say and tell us our words are important. As a result, we have a celebrity-obsessed culture that judges your value based on how many people listen. No matter what you are actually saying, if you have millions of twitter followers, you must be important. Continue reading
So, I’m breaking the rules here. But I’m taking this week to share my own Life Experiments story, or at least a part of it. Hey, it’s my birthday (really, it is!) so I can do what I want. We’ll continue with some more guest bloggers next week.
I should have known what I was getting into. After all, you can’t possibly expect to travel to five different countries in Europe and then move to Latin America—all within a month and a half—without being changed. Continue reading
This week, I’m thinking of the walls that divide and the great distances that separate one person from another. I’m thinking of the neighborhood lines in Chicago that cleanly divide one race from another. I’m thinking of the disagreements between the Maasai and the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. I’m thinking about the cultural differences that separate the indigenous Mayans and Mestizos here in Guatemala. I’m thinking about the ever-growing divide between progressive and fundamentalist Christians. I’m thinking about the nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland, who literally separate themselves with a wall in Belfast.
This week’s Life Experiment post comes from Ansley Vasconcellos. Ansley lives in San Diego, and is the founder of Braided Bliss, a fashion blog that highlights causes and organizations. We met in a #fireworkpeople twitter chat, and she’s such a wonderful encouraging person that I would love to introduce her to you! Continue reading
What are you looking for? I’ve been asking myself this question this week.
Because I think we’re all looking for something.
- I’m looking for people who accept me the way I am.
- I’m looking for reassurance that my imperfections are okay.
- I’m looking for rest.
- I’m looking for hope that loneliness doesn’t last forever.
- I’m looking for grace.
Today, I was asked to give the message at my church here in Xela. It comes from the lectionary text for this week, Matthew 21:33-44.
Sometimes, I like to imagine there will be one defining moment in my life. There will be a single moment when my life is completely transformed, and everything from that point forward is better than it was before. I think we all want this. We all want to have a before and an after. For example, “before I met the love of my life, my days were sad and depressing.” “After I met my the perfect person, every single moment is like living a dream.” This might happen in movies, but it isn’t reality. Continue reading