Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Random thoughts on God

This might seem random but I have been thinking about God a LOT lately. Trying to take that God that is out there and put him here. I get that God is always here, he is light, he is music… blah, blah, blah. But I just don’t know. Like that idea of Fate. To me that seems where I can get the most glimpse of God… or actually let me rephrase that I feel like God is in the randomness of life. Anyone get what I’m saying? You know that stuff you can’t explain. Like two people can end up across the hall from each other in the dorms and end up falling in love. Well, what if they hadn’t ended up across the hall or even on the same floor or maybe even in the same dorm or university at all. How random or “lucky” was it that they ended up across the hall from one another.
You can last minute decide to go to dinner with friends and someone else whom you never met might go to that dinner too and be looking to hire someone exactly like you. You end up getting a job from that dinner that leads to a career you love but never would have decided to go into if it weren’t for that night. Is that how God reveals himself to us, through the Crazy shit we can’t explain? People say I get too excited over random coincidences, but heck why not?!!! What if those random coincidences are God trying to show us something? He left us with Free Will but that doesn’t mean he can’t nudge us along torwards the life he set out for us. I guess the next time I’m about to udder the phrase, “dang that was random,” I might step back from a moment look up to the sky and go, “Dude… God… What are you trying to tell me?!”