kickin it old school

Posted: April 11, 2008 in life, love
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i really like to listen to a whole album. i used to be a bit of a sucker for the old “shuffle” button on itunes, but now, i’d much rather choose one artist and enjoy their work for a decent period of time. so this week, since tuesday probably, i had a bit of a cobalt season kick going on… on the computer, in the car.. today its been all about the shins and some rosie thomas. who knows where i’ll go next. but it sure as heck won’t be shuffle.

the sky outside is beautiful today. the bus was fun back from dundee.. a bit busy, but ok. i had two aberdeen wifies sitting behind me, chattering on, it was fun to hear the accent and be able to place it- it was definitely a north accent. had a nice peaceable afternoon of just listening to music and surfing blogs- i know, i should really be getting on with doing something about my essays that are due in in like four weeks? it doesn’t really bear thinking about, but i’m sure i’ll get it together before then.

it was really nice to be home for a couple days, saw mum and dad and a couple of other folks from the village and very briefly roz and jak. it’s always a bit funny seeing folk from school again.

mum was saying yesterday how they feel like their roots have very definitely been cut from newport- when they first moved there it was because they felt called to do so and now they’re being called away. and i can understand that, mum was saying how it was like they just didn’t know everything that was going on, that although they were still involved to a certain extent and they still had good friendships, they were at a remove now, they didn’t know everything that was going on.. and when i moved to Glasgow i guess thats what happened to my friends from school. i still care what they’re doing and i’m still interested to know whats going on for them, but also i am distanced, i don’t know whats happening. i don’t really know them anymore, the people they’re becoming, the things they’ve done, how their lives are and i need to accept that and not be jealous that they’ve all moved on, because i have moved on. i have, and i know it. and now my parents are going to edinburgh, i’ll not really ever be in fife again. life takes you on a funny old path.

glasgow has been really good for me though. i’ve found a really good bunch of friends- people i never thought i’d end up being friends with, politics geeks, science geeks, social workers, artists, just this crazy mix of people who are really good for me, who care and who challenge me. its incredible how many christian friends i have now too.. this is a novelty for me, who went through school with very few christian friends, certainly none in my immediate circle of friends, so to have people who mirror Christ in their lives is amazing. but there’s just such a diversity, such a good mix of people in glasgow and in my life that i just love. i love spending time with people… all people.

anyway, those are just the thoughts buzzing round my head… i just finished reading Jesus for President. man that is an amazing book. (thanks emma! think debbie is going to borrow it too… thats ok, right?) i honestly sat in my chair looking out over thornwoodand weeping. just at the humility and beauty of the people and their lives detailed in this book. there are so many things in that that i just want to copy, to say, yes, i’ll do that too, i’ll stand for peace, i’ll be subordinate to the law, just not obedient except to the risen Lord. its a big challenge and i have a lot to think about.

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks for your blog post about Jesus for President! I just wanted to let you know there are 2 videos of Shane speaking about Jesus for President, plus audio clips, visuals, and a blog tour at this link:

    Please feel free to join the blog tour.



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