Right… how to start this?

Last night I had a minor epiphany, more the fact that I hit, “Wow, I’d better do something about this” and in effect worked out what ‘some of this was’.

Stop being cryptic! I’ll share a little from some ramblings and attempt to explain myself a little more shallowly (seeing as too many people read this now) than the soul baring of the other night.

“I wonder why I always try and compartmentalise ‘what God is trying to teach me’. Why I limit it to one or two specific things instead of understanding that perhaps he’s working on molding me as a whole…”

From this point I worked my way into explaining to myself that I don’t think what God’s on about with me any more is character formation stuff – it’s moved beyond that. Sure that stuff’s always going to be there, going to be happening but less specifically. From now (current point in time) it’s not the point of looking at who I am in light of who God is, but simply at who he is.

This is not so much the ‘soul baring’ stuff, but it plays into how I am viewing my life at the moment.

To be honest, boredom plays a very very large role in much of everything at the moment. It’s a springboard existance from ‘one look foward to thing’ to the next… a trap that is unfortunately familiar. I’ve talked about the difficulties of me and enthusiasm many times before – this is another facet really.

Life with God shouldn’t be boring.

The past day and a half has been pretty exciting in a way, in that I’ve found this desire that I believe I’ve had actually for quite a long time, but I guess I’ve started acting on it. To really seek out who God is and to maybe take a hold of some of the adventure (almost) that it gives by doing so.

I shall be keeping some of the following in mind:

One thing I ask of the Lord,
This is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
-Ps. 27:4

“But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” – Deut 4:29

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” – Ps.63:1

“But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted!” – Ps. 70:4

“From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’” – Acts 17:26-28

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.” 1 Chronicles 28:9

Whether much of the above is comprehendable, I’m not sure, but your prayers would be appreciated.


Remarkable timing. Today Tabor kindly sent me my graduation photo. I had just finished opening the envelope and then who should call…

A highly excited Jess informs me that I MUST go and visit the Deakin Arts office. It appears that I can claim 4 credit points from having done YITS.

Well there you go. Now I just have to work out how that fits into the scheme of things.


Thought I’d share a few links today (before I get to something a lot more well… thought provoked, but that’ll probably have to wait until this evening)

Boundless has been utterly magnificent and have finally gotten around to categorizing their archives. I have yet to go delving, but I can assure you I will. Mega ammounts of helpful thought inducing articles on any manner of subjects. Worth your time.

OOCQblog started by a number of my very rude male friends (if you read the latest entry) takes out of context quotes and attempts to make them funny. I’m not sure about the latest one, seeing as it has to do with my ‘very masculine’ brain. But alas, I am their running joke too much of the time. It beats having a whole thread in mods dedicated to, ‘stupid things Bec’s said’.

TheGeoffRe(Y)port haven’t known him long, but to answer Sam’s question of, “Where do you know Geoff from”, uh, well – from church. He’s got some interesting stuff to say sometimes… if you like Richmond he’s got something interesting to say a lot of the time 😉 No, some quality stuff here. (No really, it’s good!)

The Sound of Green Burkie, this be (is) a reminder for you to blog more because when you do, your painstaking efforts produce some good stuff. Also take a look at his profressional site.

Discovering the Heart Tony likes people reading about him (the true heart of a blogger) regardless of whether he knows them yet – because if he doesn’t now, he soon will (get to know you that is).

Virtually Paul another of the flock that I (personally think I) converted to blogging, he probably would’ve done one anyway. A bit of nerd, bit of theology, a bit of Paul.

Blonde Creations this is as close as I can get to linking to Sam’s blog – this being her ‘arty’ one. I personally prefer the writing, not that I don’t think she’s got rather a bit of talent… Can I link to your other one Sam?

Gush I’ve spent far too much time here the past five years or so. This is the new forum. My inspiration and motivation for the place is on a seesaw of waxing and waning at the moment. Current aim is to get gushgirls back into action. You can find me there lurking behind the name Bee, but most of you know that anyway.

Accoucheur my sister Laura’s sorry attempt at a blog, I say sorry simply because her updates are unfortunately seldom. Blog more Laura.

And that’ll do for the moment. Tom has been dastardly slack in updating and I haven’t heard anything decent from his in months so he doesn’t deserve a link. There are others I would like to share, but don’t think I have permission.

check out Blonde Musings Sam’s blog 🙂
Layer of Things – having… forgotten to mention Christop’s earlier


Late last night, or maybe even the day before last John told me to, “Take a towel with you tomorrow.” I said no and had some vague idea it might have been to do with Hitchhikers. I didn’t think much more of it.

I managed to sleep around the clock to a glorious 11:45am. Pottered around, had a good breakfast and eventually made it to the shower. I was sitting reading Sam’s blog (can I link to you yet Sam?) after the shower and she explained that she’d taken a towel with her to uni. I know she does crazy things sometimes – but I’m still rather surprised. Anyway, she left this link to: Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams which I naively clicked, as I do to many links.

Now I don’t really care that much for remembering someone like so- not being a very sentimental person (particularly with someone I don’t know) but I do admire Adam’s books as I find them just slightly hilarious. Okay, actually extremely hilarious. So the fact that I decided to get a towel was more to do with the novelty value, being rather bored and also so I could have something to blog about.

Having still very wet hair when I got the towel, it served it’s purpose quite well. I had the odd impulse to make Sopapilla’s this afternoon (they being Mexican – ummm how to explain them, just click the link!) the towel started getting in the way. I used it to dry my hands a couple of times and then the round the neck/over the shoulder thing got awkward. The towel spent a bit of time on my head, but I got sick of that and ended up tying it around my waist.

I could’ve used the towel as a breathing apparatus as I sucessfully managed to smoke out the house, but my hands and most of the rest of me was covered in flour. The sopapillas were good – despite the misleading environment.

I wore the towel around my waist for the whole of the afternoon, bought it with me to dinner. There was no, “Why do you have towel Rebecca?”. No odd looks. Perhaps they are used to me doing strange things – or they fell for the common magician trick of misdirection by only noticing the smokish air. Alternatively they might have been stunned that I cooked something without burning it. Good thing I threw the first three away before they got home…

The towel now sits on my lap and has at least provided me with a little of my own amusement.

And I dare say you wont hear about such doings again until next towel day…
Where, if my luck doesn’t hold out, I’ll have to go public with it.


Well, travis had the courtesy to link to this which celebrity are you most like? A facial recognition thing… register with a psudeo email you don’t need to verify or anything.

I was really bored so I did the thing roughly 11 times, (I only bothered with the female faces, I’ve been disgraced too much with masculinity lately) listed the top one or two – depending on if the percentages (none above about 67%) were up there. Below are my results:

Photo 1
Miranda Otto
Meryl Streep

Photo 2
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Laura Dern

Photo 3
Christy Turlington
Anne Frank

Photo 4
Katie Holmes

Photo 5
Claudia Schiffer
Jenifer Aniston

Photo 6
Rachel McAdams
Kelly Clarkson

Photo 7
Kate Hudson
JK Rowling

Photo 8
Jodie Foster

Photo 9
Mariah Carey
Lee Young-ae

Photo 10
Julie Andrews
Rachel McAdams

Photo 11
Rachel McAdams

My findings: A stupid waste of time – although rather amusing. Suposedly I am most like Rachel Adams – although somehow I don’t really think so.

Care to share which you resemble?