If shame had a face I think it would kind of look like mine...

I am a silly girl. *laugh*

It's funny how we get so worked up over small things. Like, I spent way more time and energy on my make-up and hair and outfit this morning, all for the purpose of impressing people. It was dumb. Because then I forgot my guitar strap, and that was far more important than looking pretty. I was just thinking too hard about the wrong things, I think. There are far more important things to worry over. I should have focused more on worship team, and less on looking nice, because really, which is more important? I think people do that all the time. We freak out over how Britney's giving her kids Pepsi before bed, when the family next door has nothing to eat. Little children are starving in Africa for goodness sake, and we're worried about how much money we're going to spend at Hickory park this weekend (yeah, that's my classic guilt-trip). *sighlaugh* Wow. We're messed up.

Put my to-do list in the right order./

Mara Tenille


  1. It is, but you know, I don't think you should be too hard on yourself for trying to look good to impress people. You wouldn't have wanted to be a slob, but remembered your guitar strap, right?

    There's a certain point to which taking pride in appearance and presentation is good. You took it too far, apparently, but you had the right reaction.

    Our priorities are screwy, yes, but at the same time, it's responsible to worry about how much money you're going to spend, or if someone is giving their kids Pepsi before bed. It's a legitimate concern, but it's not on par with the others.

    On the other hand, doing what you can to live like there are children starving in Africa, or children starving next door is preferrable. Doing whatever you can to help people who need it.

    I like your to-do list.

  2. You're exactly right. That's sort of my point, too. It is important to look nice to a degree, but I really should have focused more on worship team. There are things we can help and don't, and there are things we can't help that we talk about as if it helps. If that makes sense. Anyway, yes, that post made less sense than I would have liked it too, but I was in a hurry because the Rietgraf kids were coming and I wasn't sure when. *laugh*

    Thanks, Hans. That made me think, and I like to think. Thinking is a great thing.

  3. I <3 the song quoted.

    Good post and whatnot.

    The small one is right.