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now for a life update...

Now that I've filled my page with lots of random theological thoughts, I figure I should give a life update. I've added a statcounter to my blog and oh man are there far more people looking at this than I would have ever imagined. To all of my anonymous readers, let me know who you are! :-)

Also a big thanks to Rob for outlining the UM basic order of worship to my last post. I think there are striking similarities to them and as long as all of the bases are covered I think that worship can really be a powerful thing. I love liturgy and really view worship as an art. That whole last post came about because there was some questioning coming from some friends about the ACTED storyboard and thought I could do the explanation of it some justice.

I've been staying pretty busy here in my job as well as in my social life. It seems that January has flown by in somewhat of a whirlwind fashion. I don't think I mentioned the fact that our very pregnant woman finally had her baby. Things have been pretty calm with them since then, but of course we always have excitement. This weekend one of our families is moving out, which I don't think I entirely grasp yet. It may be that I've just moved beyond the shock of that because they checked out in spirit from the program around Christmas. I do wish them the best wherever they end up, but it is certainly going to be difficult making an adjustment to having one less family.

I went to my first UNM Lobo men's basketball game last night, which was fun even though they lost. It sure wasn't seeing the Illini play, but I love college basketball and our seats were nearly on the court. I also went out on Saturday night to hear a friend of a friend's band play with a group of people after church. I've started to schedule free nights for Laura time, so I think I'm starting to get past that lonely unsure stage and am feeling more and more comfortable being in Albuquerque.

I've also joined another bible study which brings me up to 2 bible studies and 2 worship services a week. Ha. And I thought I was overchurched when I worked at Wesley! The study I'm going to on Tuesday nights is focused on Luke and we've done chapters 1-3 so far. We're really paying attention to the cultural and historical background to the scriptures which I think is a great thing. It isn't terribly scholarly, but we sit around and ask questions which is good. My Wednesday morning study with the ladies at the church (WOW which stands for women of the word, hokey yes, but a great group of people) is in the middle of studying the book A Search for Significance by Robert McGee. Like some of the other studies we've done in there, I am not entirely cool with some of the theology in the book but it is really causing me to step back and look at my life in a different perspective.

I'm finding this entire journey of being in New Mexico has caused that perspective change though. I've really had the opportunity to evaluate the changes I've made through the years and am really glad about where I am right now. Sure, sometimes it is difficult to reflect on where we've been, but in my 6 months here, I've realized that I have some strengths in areas I would have never imagined. I can honestly say that I've never felt more secure in who I am than how I feel right now. That's not to say I don't still have my struggles and day to day issues, but being content does not mean that everything goes well and smoothly every day. I think that sometimes we are misguided in our thinking that everything has to be perfect for us to be happy, but I'm finding that it isn't that circumstances have to be perfect, you just have to life life to the fullest and enjoy as much as you can.

That's probably all I have right now in terms of a life update. To quote one of our residents... "It was nice... I had fun... I learned a lot" we always laugh when she says it, but it is true. So far it certainly has been nice, I've had lots of fun and I learn new things every day.
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