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Two years ago I purchased midwestmindset.com so that we could get more professional around here. This of course never really happened... which is totally cool, but the web domain is up for renewal. I probably won't be renewing it on my own, but I could let anyone who is interested know how we can get it done and they can take on ownership.
If you are interested you can get a hold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know I need to be paying more attention to humility and servanthood. I need to recapture the joy of a servant mindset that I once had. I am too selfish. I look to things that I do as badges of honor that somehow entitle me to indulge myself. I just don't ever 'need' to indulge myself. Ya its nice sometimes. But that is not the point. I need to be there for the people around me, Rachel, the baby, etc. More importantly I need to go to God every day and in humility ask Him to fill me up and show me where I should be pouring out each day. I need to let my pouring out not be from myself but from What God gives me. If I pour out into others from what I have then they are only getting more of Dan. I want to be a vessel to pour out more of God to people. I need to be the channel through which people get more of God, not Dan.
Goodbye, Madeleine L'Engle. You'll be missed.
My friend and I were sitting around on Friday night, talking about all Madeleine L'Engle meant to us as children and all she means to us now. I found a wonderful interview with her in Newsweek
, and we read it aloud together as a sort of weak memorial.
I loved very much that she said this:
Sometimes [I] think God is a shit —- and he wouldn’t be worth it otherwise. He’s much more interesting when he’s a shit.