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    I've been listening to the Raconteurs lately with quite a bit of glee – they're a fun straight up rock band.  Anyway, their first single is entitled "Steady, As She Goes".  When I first read they lyrics I thought "Oh, this is the Grove City 'I don't like being single' song":

Find yourself a girl, and settle down
Live a simple life in a quiet town

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes

Your friends have shown a kink in the single life
You've had too much to think, now you need a wife

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
Well here we go again, you've found yourself a friend, that knows you well
But no matter what you do, you'll always feel as though you tripped and fell

So steady as she goes

When you have completed what you thought you had to do
And your blood's depleted to the point of stable glue

Then you'll get along
Then you'll get along

Steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)
Well here we go again, you've found yourself a friend that knows you well
But no matter what you do, it always feels as though you tripped and fell
So steady as she goes
Steady as she goes

Settle for a girl and buckle down
Send it to the crowd that's gathered round
Settle for a girl and buckle down
Send it to the crowd that's gathered round

So steady as she goes (steady as she goes)

Steady as she goes
Are you steady now?
Steady as she goes

    Nick, in his class at Spring Institute, went on a trip with a few folks to work with communication.  A question came up about how their relationships with God were after another year of ministry.  Nick commented that many of the single staff said they struggled more than they did in college because they didn't have someone there.  I think part of that could be having to redevelop a community in a place that is not always easy to have recently post-collegiate community.  It was nice to hear those words, not because I'm excited people are stuggling with their relationship with God (although it can be a great thing every once in awhile), but I was more put at ease that I wasn't the only one who felt they just lived an entire year out of their comfort zone and had very little in the way of tangible comfort, like a girlfriend, fiance, or wife saying "poor sweet baby".

    And "poor sweet baby" is another funny story I'll tell sometime.  Great day, all.

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