“Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.” ― Corrie Ten Boom
1. a way of regarding situations, facts, etc., and judging their relative importance
I had it in my mind that I would not write on this blog again…I believed that part of me to be finished. I had worked through a lot of stuff on this little blog and really felt that all the words were gone. That’s the way I felt in March when I wrote my last post! And I was also feeling a little tired and used up by life back in March…but God has a way of helping us gain some perspective about what is truly important and what’s not. A whole bunch of life has happened since then!
Honestly, I’ve missed writing and maybe that’s why I find myself drifting a little bit since I’ve returned from Haiti. Writing doesn’t define my entire life, it’s not all that I am BUT it is a part of who I am. Recently, I’ve found myself with thoughts and ideas swirling around that never really get examined or completed. There is a rhythm to writing that I have truly missed.
Certainly spending the summer in Haiti has challenged my perspective on the world, western culture, politics, and how as Americans we have a tendency to talk more than we listen!! There are some things that become more and more clear when I write them down and read my bible and pray. I do know that God is good all the time, that I’m here to glorify him in everything I do, and the mess this world is in…is thanks to our own sin and brokenness. I also know that the girl that wrote that last post back in March…is still an impractical dreamer but with (maybe) a little different perspective than when she wrote that post. I don’t imagine that I’ll ever be winning any awards for my writing or even writing any books but I think I’ll always be writing to help me cut through the haze. The haze of busyness and complacency. It gives me a place to go with thoughts and ideas that would otherwise be swept away….and as I look back it reminds me who I am…where I’ve come from and where I’m heading to…. Not a bad thing, I think….
“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis