Apr 23, 2008

life is for the living, the forgiven, and for leaving town alive

Hey hey hey.

Life is progressing faster. I thought it was spring break last week. Now it's finals. 1 down, 3 to go.

Big news in the life. I am moving to Washington for about 8 weeks to work in a church out there. Now, you may be wondering, "how many jobs in a church is Sarah going to take?". I will answer - 3. As of now. There is always next summer too!

I can't seem to wrap my mind around the idea. Moving. To Washington. For 2 months.

Road tripping.

The plan as of now is:
*Leave town when I am 20+1 day.
*Drive to Montrose.
*Drive to Idaho.
*Drive to Portland.
*Hang out with Rachel Bain.
*Tri-Cities here I come.

I can't seem to write in anything but simple sentences; perhaps I am just so excited and am trying to express myself as purely as I can. I am tired and in a get to the point mood.

Point is:
I have no idea what God is doing in my life. But I have to believe He's doing something.

Now - here's what I need from you:
1) Book on tape ideas. I already bought Les Miserables since we all know I will NEVER make it through the book unless I listen to it whilst driving. Other ideas? I would say Through Painted Deserts but I already read it. Three Cups of Tea? What else?

2) The best traveling music you know of. I am compiling playlists as we speak. If you want to make me a CD of good songs or artists - I won't object. But your recommendations are gladly welcomed. Already on the list:
-Brett Dennen
-Mindy Smith
-Nickel Creek
-Caedmon's Call
-Patty Griffen
-Elizabethtown soundtrack
-Sarah Harmer

I feel like this is a lame post. Maybe I will delete it and start over.

Hope your Wednesday is fantastic.


  1. Sara...what church are you going to? Grandma Sue's? Because my friend works there!!! So, if you are heading there, please hang out with her for me because I like her a lot and it would make me so happy if you and her were hanging out!
    Books on tape...how about cd? (or do you not have a cd player?)...I like listening to the Chronicles of Narnia on tape. I listened to Memoir of a Geisha (probably spelled that wrong) on tape. Good. But, I guess, really any book you want to read could be good on tape, right?

    Sounds like good adventures ahead of you!

  2. you got the job! i am so excited for you! love.

  3. Yea! (Heather, not Kim). Tell her hi forme when you see her.

  4. Umm...
    1. Exciting!!!
    2. Death Cab for Cutie has a new album out mid May (14th perhaps?)
    3. Love you!!!

  5. I should be taking playlist ideas from you- I think I found at least 4 awesome artists from you and your sister.

    For what its worth I'm listening to:
    Ben Harper
    Tickle me Pink

    Also- and this is bad advice- I prop my Ipod up on the steering wheel and watch a movie. :O)

  6. i love posts like this.
    see, sarah,
    not ALL of your posts have to be deep or emotional.

    um. i made this post too.
    that might be why i also love it.
    AND i made it because you're seeing me!
    and you have a job!
    and i'll now know 5 people in the nw!!!
    i'm so ecstatic.

    invisible children came last night.
    the team remembered you.
    my heart is all mixed up now,
    but i think a good mixed up?
    something good will come of it, i know.

    now i think that there are people lying on the ground on campus to raise awareness to darfur. i think i need to go lie down too. i think of you always.

    oh, and i'll think about the book list and the music list and i'll email you. because i'll probably have too many.

  7. Alright. James Earl Jones reads the bible. I would be going anywhere without that (if you don't know who he is... the voice of darth vader, minus the respirator. yah. awesome.)
    Anyhow, as far as I know, that's on cd. I'd consider it.

    I've been listening to a lot of Iron & Wine on the road, and have enjoyed it immensely.

    Johnny Cash I think might be a given.

    I'd try some instrumental rock as well to wind down. Think along the lines of mogwai, explosions in the sky. Maybe a little jazz too (Kind of blue by miles davis, and take 5 by dave brubeck)

    I hope this helps.

  8. All my questions are answered.

    The Elizabethtown soundtrack is so money.

    You might need a little Phil Collins. Just a thought.

  9. a few things:
    1. Washington? AMAZING! i'm thrilled for you.
    2. Sara Bareilles. Listen to it. It's pretty gooood.
    3. Have you read the Irresistible Revolution? If not, you should.
    4. Praise God for all He's doing in your life :)

  10. fine. leave me here all summer. i hope chick-fil-a opens without you.

    you need brandi carlile for the drive though.

  11. left to tell is my book suggestion...so so good.

  12. Billy's right - Phil Collins all the way. "Easy Lover," "In the Air Tonight" (do the drum motion when the drums come in), "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven."

    Maybe even "No Son of Mine" by GENESIS!

    Hey, you're taking MY old job! Except it was 7 years ago that I worked there. I actually loved the Tri-Cities, despite the wretched heat and the A-bomb.