Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Choosing our life

Our air conditioner quit working the week my parents were here visiting. Right as it was gearing up and finally starting to get into hot summer weather. Perfect timing. While we wait for the part to come in, we've sequestered ourselves into our family room where a window A/C unit keeps us cool. The rest of house? Melt your face off hot. (Ok, it's not THAT bad. Really. But it is uncomfortably warm.)

Anyway, yesterday I figured that since we're basically prisoners in the family room (how's that for drama?) I would at least watch one of my favorite movies. Have you seen Sabrina, the "new" one with Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond and Greg Kinnear? (Ok, I just went to imdb to grab this image for you and guess what? This movie is 20 years old now. So much for it being new.) ;)

If you haven't seen it, I don't want to spoil anything, but there's a scene in it when billionaire CEO Linus Larrabee (played by Harrison Ford) is talking to Sabrina Fairchild (played by Julia Ormond.) He says, "I do what my dad did – he did what his dad did...I never chose." You realize then that although Linus "works in the real world and [he's] awfully good at it", he hasn't created his own destiny, he just followed in someone else's foot steps.

I was thinking about that line, in light of some conversations my husband and I have been having lately. Conversations about what we really want from life. Conversations about making space and time for our souls to breathe. Conversations about the fundamentals of what we need to live and what is just "fluff" that society/the media tells us we need. They're hard conversations, but oh so valuable. Here are some of the questions we've been asking one another. 

This is just a start, but we're definitely thinking in the right direction. We don't know where this is headed exactly, but we do know that we're tired of living the status quo, tired of living a life we didn't actively choose, but just fell into by accident (if that makes sense?) Something has shifted in our hearts and we really feel the Lord stirring something new in our spirits. I wish I had a printed road map of where this will take us, but that wouldn't be faith and trust, would it?

Regardless of what happens or where we end up with this journey, I know that our good, good Father in Heaven is for us, with us, in us, around us, working through us. Ultimately, that's all we really need anyway.



  1. Hope the AC is back and things are cooler today! Love these questions---so easy to get stuck in the every day and forget to look at the big picture, isn't it?

    1. I'm glad they finally got it fixed since we're in heat advisory all week. Summer is here! And yes, so easy to get in the daily grind forget to look up and see where you're heading.