Lent: Day 6 and 7…

Day 6: Sweats

Yes, sweats…not sweat.  Sweat would imply that I did something.  Rather, I added (or just didn’t change out of) my sweats…

all…day…long.

Sunday’s sermon encouraged slowing down this Lenten season.  So I took it real slow–in my sweats.

Refreshingly, there’s not a whole lot to report when you’re doing nothing in your pajamas.  I even allowed my mind to rest and do absolutely no thinking or trying somehow parable-ize my use of 100% thick grey cotton.

I rested.

Too bad tomorrow is Day 7, because that would really make the use of this bible verse awesome… oh, well.  The principle still applies. 🙂

“So the people rested on the seventh day.”

Exodus 16:30


Day 7: ukelele

Today I added a ukelele.  I spent some good quality time with the instrument.  Just her and I…(I don’t know, seems like an effeminate member of the string family).  I feel like she should have an Austin-y hipster name as well, but I’m still working on that. We spoke gently to each other and solved some of the world’s problems.  Creativity and music go hand in hand for me, as well as communion with God.  Time spent lost in strange chords and augmented 7th’s creates intimate space with the Father.  Letting the Spirit speak through my attempts to lilt odd melodies over dissonant chords is freeing for my mind and my soul.  I am thankful that God and I speak this unique, yet common, language. I am grateful that my heart can connect with Him with the use of a ‘uke’.

“I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”

Psalm 49:4

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