Monday, April 13, 2015

Where's Your Tom Sawyer Island?

Where is your Tom Sawyer Island?

Where do you go to get perspective?  Where do find peace and open your mind to creativity?

Hmmm....

This question stumped me at small group last week.  The girls and I had just read the introduction to Love Does by Bob Goff in which he talks about making his office Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland.  He describes how this place has become an escape for him.  A place of clarity and potential.

What a beautiful concept. 

Do I have a place like that?

The fact that it did not immediately come to mind indicates that I do not go there often.  That I often fall into the busy routine and don't take time be still and dream.  Yes, inspiration comes.  God speaks.  The small voice whispers in between the cracks in my schedule and the brief moments of silence in the midst of the noise.

I wonder what He would say if He had more time.

After a few moments of contemplation and listening to my friends share, I realized I do have a place or rather a type of place.

High.  Wide.

 

 

Nothing offers perspective quite like an expansive horizon and a view from the top.  The rushing cars and crowds of hurried people are far below.  The earth stretches out as far as the eye can see.  Rooftops.  Fields.  Oceans.  Whatever the scenery, it all melts into the distance with the sky spread above.

Peace comes.  He's got this.  There is a bigger picture, a wide view.  Far bigger and wider than any height on earth could ever reveal.  God sees it though. 

Time to slow down.  Breathe deep.  Listen.  Smile.  Remember.

He's got this. 

Where's your Tom Sawyer Island?


Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Currently

Can it be April already?  How did this happen?

Not that I am complaining.  April is my favorite month.  Spring weather (hopefully), flowers, and my birthday!  Plus, this April, I have my first World Orphans event to look forward to.  I will be going to the Christian Alliance for Orphans conference in Nashville at the end of this month.  So exciting!

Today, I am linking up with Farley's Currently.


Listening
 
I am finishing up the winter season online.  Though I originally loved the characters, they are getting a tad bit annoying and the situations are getting less plausible.  Oh well, guess that's what happens with many TV shows.

Loving
My friends and I just formed a World Orphans Rescue Team called Color Me Cambodacious: Running to Rescue Orphans in Cambodia.  We will be racing in a Color Me Rad event and inviting people to sponsor us by donating to World Orphans.  It's going to be so much fun!

Thinking
I'm heading back to Ohio tomorrow to see my family for Easter.  I can't wait! 
 
Wanting
It's finally a beautiful, warm day outside!  I've been inside working at my computer all day, so I'm antsy to get outside.  Time for a walk!
 
Needing
Haven't packed my bag yet for my trip home.  It's only a few days, but I should probably get on that.
 
EGGS-plain Your Name
My blog name was born from me being a teacher and volunteering with Compassion International.  Now, that I am working for World Orphans, I still consider it an appropriate name since I am encouraging and leading people to raise awareness and funds for orphans around the world.