I was shopping at Anthropologie (which is one of my favorite stores and is coming to Fort Worth in 2009!) the other day. I saw a book there with this on the cover underneath the title -- "I don't care what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for." This book was one of those new age, post-modernist, Oprah-type spirituality books that I would probably not be looking to read but I loved that quote on the cover. I started thinking..."what do I ache for?" Well, Jesus, of course. That was the answer that immediately came to mind. Then I got to thinking, do I really ache for Jesus? like I'm supposed to anyway? Probably not. I ache for (or am passionate about) a lot of things: fun, quality time and good conversation with friends and family, laughter, my students' life situations to improve (to not have the hurt in their lives that they already do at the age of 7), travel, a husband and family someday, cupcakes or donuts with sprinkles, and so on. However, none of these things are as important as Jesus. Ever since then I have been thinking, what does that look like to truly ache for Jesus? My prayer right now is that I will ache for Him: ache for my relationship with Him to grow, ache to spend time with Him, ache to reflect his image more and be a woman of God, ache to learn more about Him, ache to love like He loves.