devoted

After having a little trouble with consistency, I’ve decided to plop myself down in Psalm 16 for a while.

I talked to my supervisor, Scott, about having trouble just finding a place to dig in. I really enjoy Psalms and Proverbs, but I feel like I spent a lot of time in those books in the past couple of years. But Mr. Scott said to find a place I really enjoy and work through it. So then it became a toss-up of Psalm 37 and Psalm 16.

I’ve read both of those a lot, but they just have truths that I can’t get past. They both deal a lot with trust and God’s way for my life. And that is a daily thing for me. So I really want to dig in and find out what’s there.

    Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.
    I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good besides You.“
    As for the saints who are in the earth,
    They are the majestic ones in whom is all my delight.
    The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied;
    I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
    Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
    The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
    You support my lot.
    The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
    Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
    I will bless the LORD who has counseled me;
    Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
    I have set the LORD continually before me;
    Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
    Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices;
    My flesh also will dwell securely.
    For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
    Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
    You will make known to me the path of life;
    In Your presence is fullness of joy;
    In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
                                                   -Psalm 16, NASB

I want to claim that. I want to be able to say, like David, that I have no good apart from the Lord. I’m excited about really gaining an understanding of this passage.

t5 – to do

My Top 5 list today deals with my life’s to do list.
It’s not crazy, but these need to happen before I die.
Well, they don’t need to, but they’re goals I have.

1. Learn glassblowing.
2. Own a Rottweiler.
3. Visit Italy.
4. Record a cd.
5. Design and publish my own site.

So there are some goals I feel like I can accomplish within the next 10 years.
How exciting.

the chase

I am so frustrated by girls who chase boys.
There is never any logic.
There is always tons of drama.
And it makes me want to vomit.

So much so, that I looked up the definition of chase tonite.
Here’s what I found:

chase
1. to pursue in order to seize, overtake, etc.: The police officer chased the thief.
2. to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt: to chase deer.
3. to follow or devote one’s attention to with the hope of attracting, winning, gaining, etc.: He chased her for three years before she consented to marry him.
4. to drive or expel by force, threat, or harassment: She chased the cat out of the room.
–verb (used without object)
5. to follow in pursuit: to chase after someone.
6. to rush or hasten: We spent the weekend chasing around from one store to another.
–noun
7. the act of chasing; pursuit: The chase lasted a day.
8. an object of pursuit; something chased.
9. Chiefly British. a private game preserve; a tract of privately owned land reserved for, and sometimes stocked with, animals and birds to be hunted.
10. British. the right of keeping game or of hunting on the land of others.
11. a steeplechase.
12. the chase, the sport or occupation of hunting.
—Verb phrase
13. give chase, to pursue: The hunt began and the dogs gave chase.
—Idiom
14. cut to the chase, Informal. to get to the main point.
[Origin: 1250–1300; ME chacen < MF chasser to hunt, OF chacier < VL *captiāre; see catch]

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

There may not seem to be any rhyme or reason to the bold items.
But I think those are the accurate definitions of what I see.
This is what I feel like I observe.
Quite a lot, actually.
I’m glad I don’t feel the need to be the pursuer.