Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. ~ Jane Austen

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Impossible

A movie.
About a family that survived the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Trying to get everything done before midnight: baking pies, signing up for work, pedagogy study, budgeting, blogging...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Scooping Water

Teaching a five-year-old piano. Without a parent in the room. Like scooping water without cupping your hands.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Piano Lessons

   Yesterday I got a piano lesson on how to teach piano. Among other things. Today, as I taught and as I practiced piano, I was applying all that I've been learning from just two piano lessons. So glad I have a new teacher, I'm learning so much. I'm so inspired to learn.
   Each person has only so much knowledge they can give you, after all, and after 9 years, you've pretty much learned all you can. Right now my new teacher seems an endless well of information, but every well has a bottom. I will enjoy her while I can, and learn a much as I can from her. So far, as much as I can is a lot. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013


The thought of hurting someone else is far more scary to me than the thought of someone hurting me.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dear Wise Friends

It's amazing how you can feel so upset about something, so unsure. You feel like your life is about to fall apart.
And then you talk to an old friend, text them a question, and they answer and say, would you like to talk on the phone?
So you call them, and for the next hour they reasure you, and speak words of both wisdom and comfort. They pray for you, on the phone, right then and there. 
Your whole attitude changes. You are no longer crying at the thought of what you need to do. You feel suddenly brave, you remember God is on your side, holding your hand. It's not like you forgot, just now you really feel it, you're really trusting. And you suddenly realize you can do what you need to, you know what needs to be done, you know what needs to be said. And whatever the outcome, it is for the very best. Holding on hurts more in the long run. You can do this.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Some thoughts are from God. 
Some are just doubts.
How do you know? How can you tell the difference?
It is a long time, spending the rest of your life with someone...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013