Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Signature of Divine

Yesterday was such a glorious day. Perfect weather. It was even more glorious because I was finished at work in time to have an hour of daylight at Radnor Lake. Despite bringing my ipod with me, I never put the ear buds in, and I almost strolled. I spent ten minutes or more sitting on a bench, watching the sunset. I thought and prayed and breathed. And oddly I left the lake feeling restless. That restlessness makes me both want more still quiet time and not want it.

And "Restless" is the name of my current favorite Needtobreathe song, and one that they did not sing last night at their concert. If you don't know the band, check them out at this link. You might know them from their song "More Time" that was on the P.S. I Love You soundtrack. I like their lyrics, sound, and energy. I like that the ticket to the concert only cost $12 and that we could have stood next to the stage if we'd really wanted to. We even chatted with the lead singer afterwards. For those of you in Georgia--they're playing in Atlanta Friday night at Smith's Olde Bar.

p.s. I'm grateful for wisdom. Although I'm by no means wise, I've learned a lot in the past few years and am constantly appreciating how much more joy-filled and relatively drama-free my life is. So perhaps there is an upside to aging:) and definitely an upside to seeking God's will instead of my own.

13 comments:

ella said...

Daylight savings rocks!

Scotty said...

I must admit, I have that soundtrack, and like that song.

Ys said...

isn't it great when you find a bargain gig that turns out to be one of the good ones?

i'm jealous of your time by the lake. it won't stop raining here!

Clearlykels said...

I love the pictures in your post. It makes me want to be someplace like that. I love getting away to places like that and just enjoying it-- you know, taking the time to be in the moment. What a great outing.

Thomas said...

Was "P.S. I Love You" any good? I like Hilary Swank and was thinking about giving this movie a try.

AaroN said...

I have to admit it -- the iPod has been accompanying me more and more places BUT you've got to draw the line in nature. :)

P.S. When are we going to work on this template?

Ally said...

Thomas: I've actually not seen the movie--just heard some of the soundtrack.

Aaron: Soon! Week after next--it definitely needs some help:)

Pam said...

sounds like a wonderful time. We use to go out to Radnor when I lived there...beautiful!

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Yes, I was at Sam's Saturday probably around 12:30 or 1. Did you get your order to go? Sam was in a BAD mood. He yelled at me, and I've been there MANY times. He was CRANKY!!! I was with my girlfriend who just lost her job. I'm kind of glad you didn't say anything, as no one in real life knows about my blog. But I do wish we could meet!!

Flat Coke and Flies said...

My girlfriend noticed he got a little tiffy because you didn't write exactly how many rolls beside each name. To me if you didn't specify he should assume ONE! I love his sushi and will take his abuse becuse Bat & I can eat there for $12 total!!!

Susanna Rose said...

Beautiful! I haven't gotten out in nature to pray and read the bible for a good long time but your post reminds me that I should make that a priority in my life more often. Though devotions can be done anywhere obviously, being outside in God's creation evokes a unique thirst for more and a restlessness as you say.

cdp said...

Oh, these pictures are simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this wonderful day with us.

kathrynthomas said...

need to breathe is wonderful, and you're right - they are very nice people too. they've come to pour (http://pourcafe.com) - a music venue i've helped facilitate - quite a few times.