Saturday, August 24, 2013

Three Hobbies

Day 23: List your top 3 hobbies and why you love them.

1.) Writing.

Obviously, this is my favorite hobby.  Writing is the easiest way for me to articulate what's on my mind and what's pressing upon my heart.  It's one of my favorite forms of worship.  I so love writing letters to my Father.

Any kind of writing pretty much wins me over: poetry, songs, blogs, short stories, long stories, journal entries.  If a day goes by and I haven't written anything, I have trouble sleeping that night.  Writing is sweet to me.  I love it.

2.) Guitar.

I'm not a great guitarist, but I enjoy playing this instrument and learning a little more each year.  At my house, we have a prayer room.  I love closing myself into this place with my guitar.  Hours are spent playing music and singing to Jesus.  It's such a joyful time. 

Also, I get to lead worship throughout the year, which is one way that I can use this small ability to encourage others.  You don't have to be a great guitarist to lead worship; most praise songs have simple chords.  At the beginning of last year, the idea of leading worship with my friends intimidated me quite a bit, but the Lord has given me a lot of freedom in that area.  I now have so much more confidence and He has blessed me in that!

3.) Longboarding.

I'm also not great at longboarding.  If you've followed my blog for long, you may remember how just over a year ago, I was in a longboarding accident that actually made it difficult for me to blog for the next month.  However, I have now learned better safety and I still do longboard often when I'm back in my college town.

When I'm feeling frustrated or stressed out, one of my favorite things to do is go out into the open air and skate, even up and down my street.  I'm horrible at most sports, so longboarding may actually be one of the only things that I can handle!

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

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