We officially have a new member in our family. His name is Waldo and he is a cross-eyed Corgi/Beagle mix. He is absolutely adorable. He does however become strangely compulsive when playing fetch. He will play continuously for hours. Now the problem is not with a dog that wants to play, the problem comes when I want to stop. I tell him “no more.” and he looks at me with his crossed, sad puppy eyes. Then if I ignore him he starts barking at me, as if to say, “HEY, Play with me. NOW!!!” We are currently working on getting him to not do this. It seems to be working a bit this morning. He is a wonderful dog, we just have to get used to some of his interesting behaviors.
Today I found out that I inspired someone else to blog because of my recent creation of this. It made me feel good, partly because I knew that it meant that people were actually reading this, and will most likely continue reading this, and partly because other people are moving to do more thoughtful writing. Her blog is http://womanofgod65.blogspot.com/. Go check it out sometime. She is a great friend of mine who’s eyes are being opened to the hurting and oppressed women in Africa. It’s truly amazing to see her grow and change from the mean, rule enforcing GZ Vickie into the interesting and cool friend of mine who cuts my hair occasionally, but not for much longer, Vickie. That’s right Vickie, I think you are cool. You can die happy now. 😛
Now, to gracefully slam down the ego that I just sarcastically built up, I move on to the future. I will carry my cross and follow Lord where you lead me. These were the lyrics that really moved me this past Sunday. I have been having some crazy thoughts lately about life and love and God. I feel that this Sunday really affirmed a lot of those ideas. Tea shops, missional mindsets, and truly going after God with all my heart are just a few of the ideas that I will keep vague for the time being. It’s going to be wild ride, for sure.