I have too many things on my mind right now. I have been filling my brain with books, songs, and scripture, and any ability I may have possessed to organize my thoughts is now completely gone.

So instead of over-analyzing, dissecting, and resolving the thoughts that are currently milling around my noggin, I’ve decided to just list some of the provocative ideas and let you munch on them as well.

The Spirit vs. the Kick Drum by Derek Webb
[just watch it and pay attention to the lyrics]

Allowing somebody, one mere person, to believe that he or she is the vessel, the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile human psyche. It’s like asking someone to swallow the sun. It just completely warps and distorts egos and it creates all these unmanagable expectations about performance. I think the pressure of that has been killing off our artists for the last 500 years” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love).
^^If you look at that concept through the filter of taking credit for the work of the Spirit instead of creating art, then maybe  your thoughts will go down the same path that mine did. Or maybe not…

ChristianAudio is giving away the book “Stuff Christians Like” by Jonathan Acuff for free right now, and I listened to the whole thing in 2 days then went and bought it in print because I liked it so much. You should listen to it. I laughed out loud a couple times, and silently chuckled about a million times.

The book “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan. I’m just starting it. I’m loving it already.

The other two things that are dominating my thoughts right now simply go beyond what a short summary can hold. I’ll list them, but there will definitely be posts to come that will expand upon these layered ideas. First, as a bride of Christ, I am essentially an unfaithful whore. That makes me feel disgusting and ashamed, but that’s kind of the point. Christ still opens His arms to me and forgives me. He reminds me that He’s all I need, and still I run with lust toward things of this world. Gross. Second, life is a lot like a road trip where we are in full control of the car, but fairly unaware of our surroundings. I’ll leave it at that, haha.