Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Mish Mash of Afternoon Thoughts

I'm hoping to write some thoughts a bit later on the topic of depth perception. It's one I've been mulling over, playing with the words in my head today.

In the meantime, it's snowing. What happened to autumn? I'm definitely not ready for winter to have arrived just yet. I don't think it's cold enough for the snow to stick around, but it makes me a bit cranky anyways!

I am however wearing a very soft and lovely brown scarf today. It was a recent purchase, and I'm glad I bought this one. So that compensates just a tiny little bit for the snow. But only a tiny bit!

And with that, I still have oh so many work projects to start or finish or get under control or pass off to the appropriate person or persons before I leave on Friday at noon. And Friday at noon is getting closer all the time!

Last night I made the last booking for our trip. A night's accomodation at a motel in Niagara Falls. We got a fantastic deal - basically hostel prices, but so much nicer than staying in a hostel. (I stayed in a hostel when I attended the wedding in Kelowna in August, and it's not an experience I'm in any hurry to repeat!)

I'm thinking about tackling some longer scripture memorization challenges in the coming days. Maybe full chapters or even a short book. I'm increasingly convinced of the value of memorization, and I'd like to do more of it. I haven't really done it in any sort of serious way since I was a child, but it is those verses and passages that I find myself running through, over and over, in the hard moments, when I just need to rest into the truths of God's word instead of the overwhelming circumstances around me.

So, I'm looking for suggestions - favorite longer passages, or a book you'd recommend? I was thinking of maybe using some of the airplane time on my trip to get started, so I'd love if you'd leave some suggestions!