Consider the new look as the equivalent of going to the hairdresser (but a lot cheaper!). They say that when a woman wants change she gets a haircut, so I guess that reveals something about my state of mind.
As I sit here staring out the windows in the guest bedroom of our old home I’m taking in a beautiful spring morning. I love this room. Everywhere I look I see the tops of trees, full of new life which will soon block the sun thats streaming in. I can see a gingko, maples, pines, an ash and Bradford pears (adorned in confetti they’re just itching to throw). Change is welcomed in the natural world as a part of life; humans, on the other hand, often don’t embrace it. I’m ready for some change. I wish spiritual change came as naturally, and as quickly, as the change of seasons.
I went in to Global yesterday to shadow the media intern and get a feel for what that job entails, even taking the reins for a bit. It was challenging, and somewhat difficult trying to catch what the speaker was saying. At one point he said there are three ways that God grows us up: isolation, crisis, and conflict. I’m not sure why, but this past year I have felt more isolated than I have in my whole life. I know I’ve mentioned before about feeling “boxed in” by God. Methinks I’m beginning to understand that this was part of the process. As for crisis and conflict, you don’t have to go looking for it, it’s pretty much a given that it’s going to come. I’ve had my share of it (here’s a hint: it’s not just external).
I’m getting ready to head up to the house and begin painting the 300+ linear feet of crown molding, baseboard, and casement. I’m hoping we can sand the floors next week. Move-in has been pushed to sometime in May. But it’s coming along! I’ll post pictures soon :)