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The Beginning

To begin, God laid out Heaven and Earth.

The Earth was matter unformed, and over the depth of it was darkness. And over that darkness hovered God’s Spirit.

He spoke.


And light came. God was satisfied with it. He separated it from darkness, and named them both. "Light. Darkness."

Evening left. Morning arrived. That was the first day.

There was a challenge over at Listverse to re-translate a few verses of Genesis into poetic prose. This is my version. It is such a beautiful moment. What with working at a church and having been to two Bible studies this week and listening to carols, I have been lounging in the Bible, getting to know it again after a long absence, a distance born of school and work - which eat a person's soul - and strengthened by the walls I keep building.

All I was trying to do was save my own skin,
But so were You

I am working, going going going like the Engergizer bunny. Every once and awhile I'll have this important moment of realization or repentance or remembering that there are things I want to do that have so much more impact than to this present moment. So much more impact than $9.63 an hour or $25 an hour.

I need to go back to the beginning.

Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around the Anointed One, Christ—that's where the action is.

So really today, it's not the content of my days that matters, though there are funny stories and awkward moments and cookies and cider and Christmas card giving.

It's the thoughts behind me that will matter a year, two years from now. The choices I make to change. This moment is so precious, typing with freezing cold hands in a computer lab before going to an art show. It marks the end of era, or at least I hope it will.

The other day I sang the best performance of my life in a basement room in front of two people. It was so wonderful to have my voice back after years of the brokenness in my heart dragging it down. It was a moment I won't forget. A moment where I realized a lot of healing has gone on without my even noticing. The cracks are being sealed. And when I am watertight, it will be so much easier to pour into other people the life inside.

Your life in me is changing who I've been
Into who I need to be
Tags: #life, moments

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