Friday, January 30, 2009

Making Lemonade

I have always had an aversion to complication. I could never feint in basketball, or dart to the side in freeze tag. All I had was momentum! And in life I try to get everything set up so that eventually work is simple. I generally hate to have something inconvenient happen that makes me change my system.

Something is changing though. I still want life to be simple in some ways--I don't want a crowded calendar or closet--but God is teaching me that taking on complex situations is a joy, such as teaching three grade levels. I am not a machine, grinding to a halt when something is thrown in my gears. I am a surfer, riding challenging waves. I am an artist, making a new composition from the blotch on my painting.

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