Follow the Leader.

April 20, 2008

You may notice that my blog looks different and less good.  The other day I got to playing around with the settings and themes and stuff, and then I got tired of playing with it and just gave up…I’ll sort it out soon, but getting on the computer is usually the last thing I want to do when I’m not at work, cause I’ve been spending a lot of time on the computer at work the past few days – we’re in press mode, which means lots of looking at pdfs and typing up lists of features and stuff.

My little sister and my brother-in-law are home this weekend.  This could get confusing, so let me spell it out for you:  My little sister lives in Greensboro.  My brother-in-law lives in Greensboro.  But he’s my brother-in-law cause he’s Simon’s brother.  And he’s English.  He moved here last year after the wedding, cause, I don’t know, I guess he liked it, and he decided to come over and teach for a year.  So that’s what he’s doing.  So when Cat comes home for the weekend, he sometimes comes with her, I suppose to get some rest and peace and quiet.  Probably not home cooking cause my mom’s not really into that.  Maybe just really good Mexican food.

Books I’m currently reading:

Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller

Love is a Mix Tape – Rob Sheffield

Books I plan to read next:

Loving Frank – Nancy Horan

The Irresistible Revolution – Shane Claiborne

That last one is written by a guy (Shane Claiborne) who takes Jesus’ commands of the rich young ruler literally. Remember this?  The ruler comes to Jesus to ask him how to get to heaven…Jesus says he’s missing something…he needs to sell all he has and give it to the poor.  The ruler walks away.  He walks away. If I believe Jesus…If I really believe Him and follow Him…what does it look like in my life, following His teachings literally, living radically, loving radically?  I want to know…I want to be doing it…I want to be that kind of radical.  I’m asking Him to show me.  Right now I’m unsure about how He wants me to live, but I feel sure He’ll guide me.  I also feel uncertain because Simon’s not here, and I feel like Simon and I need to get on our knees together and say, “God…what does following you, REALLY following you, look like for us?”

0 responses to “Follow the Leader.”

  1. noleander says:

    being that kind of radical takes, quite literally, a radical change in your lifestyle. i fervently and passionately believe we can never obtain the sort of life and love described as long as we have a thing we can claim as “ours” aside from love.

    shane claiborne is the man. i’m down with it.

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