For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age…
On a random note, wow. On the other random note (ray!) the picture is of the new Seattle Public Library. Its outer walls all look like that. I hope they took Washington’s propensity to shake into account. Finally, Ian updated his blog, that once-in-a-blue-moon event you really don’t want to miss. Encourage him and maybe he’ll do it more often!
I got a pleased email back from my advisor in reply to my acceptance of the London MQP he found for me. In the back of my mind there is a voice (very tiny and insignificant, but what it lacks in volume it makes up for in persistence) asking if this is one more thing I’ve done to please other people. Running cross country was that way, for instance; I ran for the coach and I ran for my father, but I didn’t run for the joy of it. I’m something of a people-pleaser, and to see the pride in Ian’s eyes, or hear the MIL’s “Good on ya,” or even read the mildly pleased email from Prof. Trimbur – I ask myself if these are reasons to do a thing. And they are not, and they are also not why I finally decided to go to London for those seven weeks. But that voice persistently twitters that perhaps my agreement received impetus from other peoples’ enthusiasm. Either way, I’ve committed and if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s following through on my promises. Faith provides.
– KF –