Facebook is my new Rolodex

Facebook albums help me visually catalog my life. "Australia 2008" "College Days '09-'10" "Moving to Colorado"...."Egypt 2012". My grasp of time is eroding, 8 months have passed since I drove backwards on the Egyptian freeway and flew over the Negev to the Jordanian plain - when I scroll through some of these albums, I'm reminded of the lack of "epic-ness" I felt while I was in these places. It's not until months later when you think....holy crap, I just climbed the oldest thing known to man .... or .... by the by, Moses was totally here, on this mountain, a few thousand years ago. MOSES. No worries, its just the Eiffel Tower, been there, done that....no wait....

Then as you (and by "you" of course I mean "I") mentally run through your rolodex of world travel, you realize you've traveled 3/4 of the world before you were 24 (umm, that worked out nicely, thank you Mom!) and accomplished everything on that 12-year-old bucket list of yours, but still the things that make you glow inside aren't the number of stamps on your passport or the castles you've toured. They're the moments you smile at a small boy sitting in the gutter and he smiles back - or that day in Tel Aviv when you drew pictures on your train ticket trying to talk to a Palestinian shop girl on her lunch break. It's the times when I get to praise Jesus with a room of 10,000 believers from around the world, or dancing 'Jordanian style' in the living room with a mother and her teenage girls and making a complete fool of myself in their desert apartment.