Thursday, March 15, 2012

On Conversation and Deserts

I hunger for deep conversation more than I thirst for coffee.  Which is saying a lot.

I sometimes feel dry, parched and cracked from lack of depth.  It's so easy to become accustomed to something, but then when it's not there we nearly suffocate.  Like being in a desert with no water.

This is how I feel about conversation.

Unless you just started reading this blog, you probably know by now that I compete in a Christian, homechool speech and debate league.  Conversations at tournaments are like springs of fresh, mountain water, quenching my thirst.

I go into tournaments nervous and stressed out, and I come away from them feeling refreshed, encouraged and convicted.  I look forward to tournaments mainly because I know that gloriously deep topics will be discussed, all in a respectful, Christ-honoring way.

But then in between tournaments, or worse yet, in between seasons, I often end up feeling like I'm the only person on earth who is able to talk seriously about any given subject for more than two minutes without cracking a joke and straying from the subject.

"Give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 
(1 Thesslonians 5:18)

"In all circumstances."  Even when I feel that I'm going to either wither away or explode from lack of deep conversation, God is in control.  God is teaching me things even when I feel frustrated and stuck in a rut of silly jokes.

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, 
for those who are called according to His purpose."
(Romans 8:28)

Over and out,


P.S. Rain is pouring from the heavens...and has been for days.  I, personally, long for sun.  How is the weather where you live?  ((I guess that wasn't very, "deep," was it?  Hmmm...))


  1. I feel ya girl! I feel like a robot if I'm not involved in deep conversations with those around me. BUT I always remind myself that the shallow conversations lead to the amazing deep conversations. Sometimes we can't dive deep, although I'm always up for it :)

    1. "The shallow conversations lead to the amazing deep conversations." Yes, thank you for that, Hannah! =)

  2. Oh my sweet friend. I feel that way so often...and tournaments are one of the most encouraging things ever. I love speech & debate. We should have some deep conversations sometime.

    1. We really ought to, Hannah, I miss you!! Skype, maybe?