Tuesday, April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006.

Okay, I realize that I have not been great about posting blogs lately, but you should all be happy for me, because that means that I've been hanging out with real live people instead of spending my life alone in my room on myspace. Wow. I am such a loser.

So, life is good. I spent all afternoon yesterday at the World's Fair Park, my favorite place in all of Knoxville, and got stripes of sunburn along each arm and leg. Those of you who do not know me well do not fully understand the joys of the way that my body accepts sunshine. But I spent about 4 solid hours reading while feeling the sun on my face and the perfect cool-but-not-too-cold breeze in my hair, so nothing can be better than that. I also met this amazing man named Hillbilly. He's a 45 year old homeless man that refers to himself as a "cardboard technician" and isn't ashamed of the fact that he's spent well over half of his life drunk. It was good to be able to sit and talk with him and hear about his life, and Jason talked to him a lot about God and even asked if we could pray with him at the end. It was a very sweet, beautiful moment to hear that broken, drunk, homeless man thank God for keeping him safe, fed, and clothed. I pray that Hillbilly will wake up before it is too late and realize that God still has a plan for his life.

I finally finished Long Walk to Freedom, which is a major personal accomplishment. I am 99% positive that it has never taken me longer than one week to read a book, and it took me almost one year to read this one. Granted, I read other books along the way, but it feels so wonderful to be done with it! Great book by the way. I totally recommend it. And if you don't have the time, read the last three pages. It won't spoil the story for you because we already know how it ends, and it is my favorite part of the whole book. Nelson Mandela was a man like no other.

In other news, I received the world's largest Easter Bunny as a gift yesterday. His name is Harvey James Stewart. I am entertaining guesses as to the origin of that name.

Well, I have a lot of random thoughts and not much substance, but I wanted to get a post out for the 2.5 of you that actually read my blogs. Please comment so that I feel loved and encouraged to repeat this occurrence. :-)

1 comment:

OCA said...

I hope Hillbilly is better now and found purpose beyond a bottle.

I'm always looking for resources to potentially teach, so I'll take a look at A Long Walk to Freedom. Even if it is just a couple of chapters that I pull out.