Good morrow dear friends.
I’ve been reading the Chronicles of Narnia and wishing I could be British and live in Narnia and ride on Aslan’s back like Lucy and Susan.
We took a little trip to Portland on Tuesday to hang out with the students at George Fox University. We shared a bit of our story and fielded some interesting questions, the first being, “what sort of physical boundaries did you keep while dating and what measures did you take to keep them –and did it affect your marriage negatively when you failed to keep them?” Seriously. It was the very FIRST question asked. Whew. To be fair we had an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed the 36 hours we spent on the west coast.
We flew home yesterday, unpacked, repacked, slept a little, and hit the road this morning for Texas! We’re so excited. Seriously. Our friend Landon Austin is with us (he’s awesome). If you live in TX you should check out the tour dates: jennyandtyler.com/tour and come out to a show if you can.
Somehow I managed to get through college as an English major without reading The Chronicles of Narnia. I think I was supposed to for one of my classes at some point, but I never did. I brought the first two books with me (The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe) to Portland and read them on the plane. Oh my goodness. They make me want to love Jesus more. Seriously. There is a scene in The Magician’s Nephew where Aslan is creating Narnia by literally breathing life into the earth. He breathes and flowers spring up, waters form, animals come to life, etc. It’s absolutely stunning. It reminded me of Jason Gray’s song “The Sound of our Breathing.” In it Jason asks the question, “What if the name of God is the sound of our breathing?” It’s the idea that our breathing whispers the name Yahweh. That we are worshiping just by being alive. I really can’t explain it well so I will leave you with a link to his blog: http://www.rabbitroom.com/2011/08/is-the-name-of-god-the-sound-of-our-breathing/
I think it’s a really interesting idea.
And now back to being a road warrior…