24 June 2004

relevantmagazine.com

-'my body has already set up an appointment with the travel agent in search of a different paradise, but my instincts tell me im missing the point.'
-'im not afraid to compete. its just the opposite, im afraid i will compete..just because im so horribly conditioned to accept everybody elses values, and just because i like applause and people to rave about me, doesnt make it right..im sick of not having the courage to an absolute nobody' [franny and zooey by J.D. sallinger]
-'sometimes its the constant wondering and the state of limbo that's the real killer, isnt it? you can deal with whats in front of your face. its the inbetween stages in life that seem to such you dry.'
- 'i dont know whats God's will is exactly. how much of my life do i have to decide? how much is up to Him? thats what im still trying to figure out. and im learning to become comfortable with the words i dont know. '
-'God wasnt a magic 8ball. sometimes God is very much silent. all i can do is let go of my strict ideologies of how God functions and blindly trust Him and embrace Him as a God of mystery.'
-'the place where God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the worlds deep hunger meet.'
-'the point in life is not really the goal or destination, but the journey.'
-' we may look back over the past few years of our lives and see an endless cycle of individuals who have come and gone, come and gone, come and gone. and the exit from our lives wasnt because they moved away. it was because our friendship discovered the edge where vulnerability and insecurity collide and neither could handle the humanness. God's purpose , then, could involve a whole new way of doing relationships where we shed superficial or volatile, two-week relationships..in exchange for sustained, intentional, grace-filled, clumsy, humorous friendships.'

2 comments:

Megan Joy said...

Dude, this last one:"where we shed superficial or volatile, two-week relationships..in exchange for sustained, intentional, grace-filled, clumsy, humorous friendships."

True, amen... i thought i was the only one.

Michaela said...

Lauren, to whom can I attribute that last quote to? That was awesome.