Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thinking

I can't believe that almost a month has slipped by without a post. Goes to prove how much free time I schedule. Or how much brain activity is left at the end of the day.

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. I took a critical thinking math class in college and one of our first assignments was to write a paper on "thinking." It was a broad topic and didn't really have an outline. We just went at it. Whatever we wanted to write and research about thinking found its way into that assignment. I'm a thinker. Not always in a positive way, and it leads me to over analyze situations (which I then further analyze) at times. And one time when we were little my sister got upset with me and told me that I think too much. I still haven't forgotten that one. Still wonder if I think too much.

I have waaaay to many thoughts to sit down and share, so here's a little glimpse of what's been consuming my thought life of recent: 



About...

          ...parenting.
          ...quiet times in the morning.
          ...harboring bitterness in my heart.
          ...self-control.
          ....putting off sin and putting on righteousness.
          ...thankfulness for the Christians in my life.
          ...what it truly means to be a Christian (ie, salvation, sanctification, et al).
          ...Africa.
          ...this temporal life.
          ...finances and money.
          ...health.
          ...time management.
          ...priorities.
          ...speaking only half-truths.
          ...balance in professional and casual business relationships.
          ...bugs (yes, insects. They're so cool).
          ...South Bay Los Angeles.
          ...my sister's wedding.
          ...personal acts of worship.
          ...submitting to God's will, practically.
          ...submitting to authority, even when I don't agree.
          ...undermining, subliminal effects of our government.
          ...giving up coffee, even though I only drink decaf.
          ...whether or not to give up running after the next race.
          ...how thankful I am to not be a kindergarten teacher.
          ...contentment.
          ...how to make life more simple.
          ...Jim Elliot and his passion for the unsaved.
          ...what really matters.
          ...how fearfully and wonderfully we have been created.
          ...all the craft ideas that are in my brain.
          ...what to name my design label.
          ...certain friends from my past.
          ...why I care so much about aesthetics and the way things look.
          ...why I am intimidated by a certain administrator.
          ...making friendships significant and intentional.
          ...heaven.
          ...how to get away from the noise in Valencia to have a decent quiet time.
          ...using resources wisely.
          ...learning to speak Spanish more effectively.
          ...Mexico.
          ...what I really desire.
          ...what God is calling me to right here and right now.
          ...how incredible my parents are.
          ...all the knowledge around me and how to best take advantage of it.
          ...Hebrews.
          ...waking up early tomorrow for the sake of high school ministry.
          ...how abnormality creates more room to direct others toward Christ.

...among a host of other things.