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Monday, March 13, 2006

March musings...

It's March 12th already! Where is the time going?

Ok, now that I've finished expressing my brief lament about the quick passage of time, I'll get on to more interesting and relevant things.

Life is going pretty well in Missoula, MT. It's a sunny spring morning. The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, and the leaves are just starting to come out on the trees (they're still just little leaf buds, really). But all that lifts my spirits. Funny how sunshine can affect your mood.

Katie and I have been well. We've been learning a lot about trusting God, both to provide for us, and to lead us as we follow him. I've been scambling around a lot lately, preparing to speak at Intervarsity meetings (about God's concern for the poor), leading music at church, organizing spiritual survey's on campus, and many, many other things. Thankfully, it is God who does the real work. Mine is just to be faithful. And I have much joy today that God has given me things to do. Some people would love to work, and yet have nothing. So I'm thankful for meaningful labor.

If I'm honest, much of what I've been thinking about these days has been related to music. Somehow, as I've embraced the gift and passion I have for music, it has become a key part of knowing God in my life, and of processing life. I've been writing songs about myself (how warped and self-centered I am), about the poor, about God's awakening and transforming power in our lives... and much more. I'm really looking forward to the day in the future when I can share some of the music with you all.

And as a last quick note - I've been reading several books that have been tremendously good for my soul: The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer, and Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton. If I ever write a book, I'll have to go by B.M. Jamieson.