November 26, 2007
Back from Camb-ode-ia!
Hi friends! I'm back from Cambodia and full of strangely dim thoughts to share from my trip. Thanks for your prayers; it was a wonderful, hard, eye-opening trip (as short-term trips are bound to be), and I am so thankful for the opportunity to go. God answered very specific prayers and both revealed himself and didn't reveal himself (which, of course, forces us to trust him more) in really cool and mysterious ways. You will no doubt hear (or read, as the case may be) more of my musings in the days and weeks to come. But for now, a week out from the twenty-four-hour trip home and still trying to catch up on sleep, I offer you my first ode . . .
Ode to Sleeping Through the Night
Oh peaceful slumber--this is bliss!
To not awake at two or three
But now, join with me friends of mine
And for you fretful waking ones
May strangely dim thoughts clarify
for jealousy of those who rest--