A Theme Song

My self care experiment with my colleague in ministry almost ended this week. We almost threw in the towel -- as there are matters in my colleague's life that make it near impossible to think about where she might be going. I find it hard too -- though my story is totally different. I find it strange to be thinking about where I will be going when I haven't really started. This model assumes that I have years of experience in the ministry that have formed awful habits. This week, they gave signs of hope like Pastor Bonnie who started knitting and the world made sense again. Is it wrong that I giggle at this?

Our task this week was to look back at what we have done so far -- what we have written and what we have wondered. I love rereading journals so this was fun. And if you can believe it, I have grown. Things have happened in a mere three months. Astonishing! In our looking back, we were scouting for a theme statement. For me, this is as strange as Pastor Bonnie's knitting. I'm thinking about it as a mantra -- something to remind myself in good times and not bad times. We're supposed to adorn our home and office with these words as a reminder to ourselves. So, my theme statement is:

Emerging from chaos, I will create.

I'm supposed to have Scriptural reminders too -- which is an obvious reference to Creation and Ezekiel's dry bones. I'm loving that passage right now -- even if the dude was super duper repetitive in his writing. And the Lord said. And I heard the Lord say. Yeah. Maybe we need it to be that clear. Maybe that's why I'm supposed to choose a theme song to cheer me along in this reminder. Of course, I have no idea what that might be. I'm hoping for a song that I can turn on in my car with all of the windows down singing at the top of my lungs without a care in the world. Of course, chicks with guitars are required. I would love to use one of Stacey Midge's songs. I can't figure out how to download them though. Dumb -- but true. So, I'm thinking about:

Dar Williams -- You're Aging Well
Tracy Chapman -- Change
Indigo Girls -- The Wood
Mary Chapin Carpenter -- I Take My Chances

Truth be told. I'm looking for suggestions. Any ideas?


Teri said...

hmm...is it your theme song if we give you suggestions?

I actually thought of Closer to Fine as I read this and thought about you.

But that could be because, in some ways, I think that's one of my theme songs.

There used to be a quiz you could take that would tell you your theme song--mine was "Walking on Sunshine" which leads me to believe that I wasn't totally honest answering all the questions! (it was also pre-cancer, though...)

Stacey said...

Hey, thanks for the link! Irritatingly, I cannot figure out how to get my own songs onto a CD in a form that I can actually hear. Just when I fancy myself technically adept...