6.03.2006

the afterglow-- v1.1

I'm taking responsability and posting. Even though I still feel the least qualified (being the most clueless). This doesn't let Josh off the hook. I'm giving ya'll something to read til he has time to write a post that makes me say"that's what i was trying". The curse of me: taking twice as long to say anything worthwhile.

Sitting here in the afterglow of NA. What do I write? Wonderful messages? Incredible worship? Funny stories? Talking like a smoker? 25th floor?4 days of very little real food, less sleep, rich teaching, good friends and falling down escalators has all blurred together. I still feel glowish inside. Full of the light of the Glory of God. I know that's so lame and sappy, but when I got home after a most interesting 17-hr bus ride Dad says: "I came home to see the glow of Christ on your face and I'm not dissapointed." Conviction. Why can't I live like that? So close to God that even when I can't stand up straight my face reflects the gospel. What a testimony to the world! Alas. Hopefully even when the glow wears off our faces we'll keep it burning in our souls. Finding gospel connections, thinking globally, living locally and killing fuzziness.
Dang. Haven't really even started yet and I'm over the word limit! How 'bout 1 post for every NA day? Seems like too much; but it's the only way I can think of to keep my posts in semi-managable bites. (I told ya'll not to make me do this) Then ya'll can skim them over and find a little something from each day. I may abandon ship if anybody writes a brilliant post that renders my words no longer needed. here goes.

Day One. In which we meet Pami & use a revolving door for 1st time.
Jess D, Rebekah and I get to the Galt at 11:30. We somehow avoid fighting over the shower after the all night bus ride and exclaim over our room.(look a fridge! & a wardrobe!)I meet Pam in the lobby. For the first time. Hugs, both of us talking, laughing...
After fulfilling our desperate need for Starbucks we explore Louisville. Wandering the city, getting to know eachother, taking pictures. This is the 1st escalator incident. Jess & I decide to go up the down. Finding it risky fun, we race. My foot got caught & I end up falling down several stairs, barely saving my face. literally. For dinner we go to the Spahgetti Factory with the Sczebels. Or not. It's packed beyond all reason. They drag me away from the fascinating chandeliers and off to Subway. A ghetto subway with no door. Finally the boys head for a meeting so us girls continue alone. Our street becomes increasingly ghetto so we go "home".
The main auditorium is decked out. Coloured lights & round screens that remind me of hanging trampolines.
Josh Harris spoke on Rediscovering Humble Orthodoxy. "What does it mean for us to be a generation approved by God?" ((handle the truth carefully, live it personally & represent it humbly)) Go download the messages. Hear them for yourself.
My family group is interesting. We're all pretty tired and don't make sense.
All take note: Jess is wise and goes to bed. Beks, Pam & I wander. When I do crash I'm starting to feel the 43hrs without sleep. ..
~the end~
((being the first day there wasn't much interesting. the other ones won't be so boring i promise. i think. after all, we haven't met beks "him" yet. HAHA ;))

32 comments:

In Grace Abiding said...

first to comment.(I think that makes you important or something).
I wonder, is it wise for Mom to read this?
Oh. well. You're only young once,no chastisement for escalator escapades.

Brittany said...

I'll chastise you. I blacked out on an escalator once therefore I do not recommend trying to go up on a down escalator. It didn't work so well.

Brian Wells said...
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Brian Wells said...

Yes, Damaris is graduating from HS this Friday!

Alas, she still cannot spell...
"responsibility, disappointed, manageable, Spaghetti"

Please forgive her spelling. I accept full responsibility for any deficiencies in her education.

But, she does LOVE our SAVIOR.
And I'll take that over spelling anyday!

Thanks for posting Miss Mair-wih-siz,

Mr. Bennett

joel sczebel said...

I think the comments that parents leave are usually the best.


That was so random.
But very much to the point.

I've been out of HS for a while, and if it wasn't for spell check I would come across as a very dumb individual.

out.

joel sczebel said...

"the afterglow"

very fitting title.

rebekah said...

if only to write about NA, it would be worth coming back to the blog world. but i shall just have fun commenting on everyone elses. I miss everyone already!

elizabeth bennet v.01 said...

sorry britt. i'll make no promises.
i like doing scary things. within reason. (mostly)

i looked spahgetti up. guess i got it "dixlexisized".
thanks mr bennets. kind of you to take responsibility but i'm not sure why you should.
it's really my fault. i've been schooling myself since 9th.
i appreciate the encouragment.

and heck beks i miss you. you're such a SKOOKUM HOSER!!!

Jo said...

very good post Kanga.

not that read more than half mind you.

i'm sure she won't die on an escalater britt.

Josiah said...

okay now i actually read the entire post so i can honestly say, good post kanga!

i am so jealous! na sounds... okay i need an adjective... Phenomanal!
but, hey at least i get to go to X-treme this year.

Brian Wells said...

that would be PhenomEnal son.
;~)

awed by spelling prowess said...

we don't need spell check we have him.

in Grace Abiding said...

actually, Brittany, I was on one once when it stopped. It was quite a jar. I've also seen what happens when shoe laces or clothing get caught at the end. Not pretty.

speaking of which said...

When I was 12 I learned the hard way that if you really flex your foot on an escalator, with your toe on the step ahead of you, that your SHOE gets STUCK in said escalator when you get to the top. Consider yourselves warned.

Looking forward to hearing more (and nervous, now that I know your dad is a spelling naitze),

Mrs. Wilcox :)
(the adults are taking over! muhahahah!! :)

Delian said...

nice post! Made me happy that there is such a thing as NA to look forward to!!

Without the spell check most of us teens would be... well... hosers... not that we're not that anyway ;)

rebekah said...

ok, time for the next day. (i'm taking up time b/c i'm waiting for something to be sent to my email, and i dont want to get off and then back on b/c it is not much that i get to check my email here. *long sigh*) sorry for the runon, merry, i know how you dislike bad grammar.

merry said...

naw. i can stand bad grammer. i do it enough myself.

i just can't stand not correcting it.

Brittany said...

I don't have a spell check. I actually realized I was going down when I needed to go up so I turned around way too fast. Therefore, I blacked out and landed in a heap halfway on the elevator and halfway off. Thankfully not many people saw.

Anonymous said...

damaris can i have your ddads e-mail ?;)


the ninny mouse

Brittany said...

Hahah. Yeh, who is "him?" Heehee.

Anonymous said...

hahaha... i think I'm getting a little bit of this story... lol.

managment said...

all 'him' comments must cease and disist. they are not allowed on this blog.
sorry.

managment

joel sczebel said...

............

joel sczebel said...

fine/.

Eeyore said...

5 days untill D-day. I cannot belive she'll be 18!

joel sczebel said...

D-Day.
hmm.

why?

bekah said...

Damaris Day! yay! time to break out the embarassing photos! j/k. you know i woudnt unless you did it to me first. who the heck keeps asking for your dads email address?

Josh Sczebel said...

um. managment?

haha. i think i know who wrote that....

beks said...

maybe.

if i knew damaris' password, i would write about the next day. but obviously i couldnt begin to describe her own personal thoughts.

joel sczebel said...

ha.

dami said...

actually, beks you probably could on some points. frightening how often we think so alike eh?
and yet we're so different...
and why would i be asking you to break out all those horrid photos? considering how many i have of you? ((why did we take so many dang pics as kiddos anyway??!!)) thank God the tapes we made are all dead...

its a little odd to me how graduation/18 is a bigger deal to everybody else than to me.
am i like really boring or something?

anyway yeah i'm managment. duh. its my blog.
i think. haha

joel sczebel said...

I never care too much about my birthday.