Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Florida Edition: Volume 2

I am going to keep this blog short because Allison has promised to fill you in later on tonight. We are having a great time and the weather is warming up. It has been windy, but sunny, so we have been relinquished pool side because it is too chilly on the beach. Supposed to get warm again tomorrow, so I hope to spend much of the day on the beach. We have been really relaxing and getting reading done. I am tan, but more so just relaxed and rested. I woke up this morning and it was warm enough to sit on the balcony with a towel over my legs. I dove into the Reset book for the all church journey and did the first prompt. This week is entitled something about God not being fair...maybe...Reset you view of God's unfairness? 

We were asked to write about a time when we felt like we had gotten the short end of the stick...when we thought that someone else got something good while we had to deal with the loss of something we wanted. I was able to think of this pretty quickly. I realized that I am still hanging on to feelings of unfairness and being cheated by God for something that happened over a year ago. I realized that I had never written it down and really hadn't faced it. It was refreshing to really be honest with myself and with the Lord, and I was encouraged that in this church journey I wanted to really know what assumptions about God I had gathered along my faith journey. Maybe this is one. Maybe I feel entitled. How refreshing to face this and start moving forward. 

I peeked ahead for tomorrow and I am challenged to write the story about this time when I felt unfairness from the other person's point of view. Interesting challenge. 

3 comments:

The Tuel's said...

glad you're relaxing and having fun. and getting some good god time. ENJOY! =)

Adrienne said...

What is the Reset book?

Chad said...

I would certainly like to hear this story that you alluded to...

Also, I was wondering who you voted for. Did you foolishly waste your vote on The Shark simply because he's cute or something? I hope not, because Madsen is clearly the whitest guy on the team.