Thursday, January 7, 2010

learning to whistle

welcome year 2010

new years eve was a blast.
we were in tampa at the Bullard residence and we got to shoot off fireworks and other things that keep pyros entertained. i decided that trip was what college would be like without school.
it was great.

as of late, seeing that it is the new year, there have been many magazine articles containing information that will help us in the new year. stuff about loosing weight (shocking), leaving things behind, and my all time favorite "turning over a NEW YOU in the NEW YEAR". "re invent yourself". goodness.

but in my own life there some things that are going to remain in 2009. i talked previously about holes that seemed to be ripping in my heart. i was under the impression that i was missing something, that i needed this in my life. was i ever wrong.

so i am leaving those holes in 2009. and it is the best decision i have ever made. the Lord is so faithful. he promises to heal our hurts, to hold onto our hands, pick up the pieces that fall apart and mend them together again. sometimes we get arrogant, we think we are capable of taking care of ourselves. for whatever reason, we forget that we are not able to do so. we cannot do it alone.

the greatest part: we don't have to.

sunday morning i awoke to the sound of my alarm pleasantly ringing on my cell phone. at 6:25. beautiful.
i dressed for church and began to bundle for the expected freezing temperatures awaiting me outside. as a opened the door from magnolia hall and proceeded into the open air. it was still. and it was silent.
there are very few times in auburn that the air is not filled with cheering fans, over zealous girls, drunken groups of people, passing cars, and the occasional train.
sunday morning was ever so still. if the weather had been in better taste, i would have stayed out and listened a little longer. i think, in all of his wonder and power and might, when he could be louder than anything we could imagine, God speaks through silence.
he whispers to us. to make sure we are listening.
he shows us a glimpse of his wonder.
in stillness.

well 2010, here we go.

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