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Up later than planned; in my sleepiness I decided that rising at the time of my alarm was overrated. Most of the time I don't use an alarm at all-- there are enough other annoyances in the world for me to start my day annoyed. If I can help it.

David is here at Victrola this morning, working on a writing job. It makes me happy that he's found this place-- my worlds coming together. Also does my heart good to see a friendly face and trade friendly words in the morning before work.

My apartment looks like a computer lab now. I set up my iMac for AOL access, since I didn't really want to mess with my AirPort settings for a short-term problem. The problem was so short-term, however, that by the time I got everything settled, I didn't need it anymore. So now my desk has three computer screens on it (I have an extra flat panel attached to my Twentieth Anniversary Mac), plus my laptop on its cart. Geekiness, thy name is Banzai.

I alternate between despair and hopeful acceptance about the amount of stacked up work I have at the office. The depair is the silly attitude-- none of it is that critical or that bad, and work is about unfinished tasks. Dave preached in part about the bondage of performance yesterday; I shackle myself daily. I'm free, though, and I'm learning how to live like it, I hope.

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I'm so very glad I found your journal.
What a ray of light you are. Thank you. You made me grin.

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Oh, grinning is good. I want to hear more about this sermon. Maybe later this week, when I'm not swamped with exams you can tell me more.

Thanks kindly, sir. =)
Geekiness, thy name is Banzai? Oh sir, you're going to have to share that title... (if I had a web cam I'd take shots of the room and prove it to you *G*)
Sounds like time for a good old-fashioned geek-off! (which would probably be conducted via webcam)
See, you're already points ahead because I don't have one. Hmmm have to fix that...
Me either...we're still neck and neck, but now we're both behind the geek curve.
Yes, how shameful! But you are a mac user, and I think you get points for that.
BTW, what's the "bondage of performance"?
The idea that who we are as people and Christians is wrapped up in how we perform. Jesus frees us from this, because we don't have anyone's acceptance to win-- God's acceptance has been given by grace. I, however, keep trying to do things perfectly (or appear to-- I'm often too lazy to really try to be perfect) to gain others' approval. If I work as I would for Christ, it would be in the joy of knowing I'm accepted by Him. My best efforts come in response to that, not from trying to appear perfect.
PTL it's not a performance-based exam. I would be up a creek.