Living in a Field of Hats

some ramblings and reflections on working with students in Herts and Beds.

Summarising June 21, 2012

Filed under: Christian Life — Sarah @ 8:42 am
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I may be late to the game, but I’ve just discovered Wordle. It summarises a piece of text with putting words that are mentioned most in a larger font. Below is my blog’s wordle. There are some real suprises there. ‘Forms’ is a strange one (though maybe not with our visa applications last week!), as is ‘photo’. But the one that really stood out, was ‘lonely’. I blogged on Tuesday about this, and I think it is true that ‘lonely’ really does sum up the last few weeks. But the real encouragement is that there are other words large as well…’God’ and ‘praying’. No matter how I feel, the fact that I can pray to my heavenly Father never changes. Amen!

Wordle: Untitled

 

Lonely Road June 19, 2012

Filed under: Christian Life — Sarah @ 9:26 am
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One thing I’ve learnt over the last few months, is that grief really is lonely. There’s been so many moments where I’ve felt more alone than I ever have done before in my life. I’ve bee spending a lot of time listening to a song by Yvonne Lyon, called “Lonely Road”. The chorus sums up, where I am at the moment …

“You and I are taking this lonely road,
You and I are finding our way back home”

Yvonne is a Christian, but I’m not totally sure what she was thinking of when she wrote this song. This real encouragement to me with this song, has been the reminder that this life can be incredibly lonely. And it will be, there’ll be lonely roads for us all at different points. But yet, the truth of the gospel means that we can live an oxymoron, we can be lonely and yet full assured that God will never forsake us. He’ll walk every step of the way with us. If it’s true that we are in Christ, then how can he not? He’s never going to go back on what he’s done for us and promised. Amazing.

Here’s a very short, low quality clip of the song. Enjoy!