Happy New Year, friends!
As many of you know we are right smack in the middle of the biggest snow storm of the year in Western Washington! School has been cancelled for another day, and so my boys have holed up for a lazy day of snow-fun and hot cocoa. I, having felt the urge to write a little something, am nestled down in front of my big picture window where I can look up at the snow-laden branches of the cedar and fir trees in my front yard. I’d say that these are the perfect conditions for creative expression! After writingÂ approximatelyÂ 50 pages worth of research and reflection papers in the month of December, it’s nice to have a day like today to stretch the old finger tips out across the keyboard in a more leisurely fashion.
This blog is a place for me to share some of my reflections on life and scripture – especially where life and scripture intertwine. Â Usually what happens is that I’ll find myself walking along through my day and some person, some interaction, or some paradoxical situation will catch my attention and cause me to pause. I’ll begin to chew on the cause of that pause, add a bit of scripture for seasoning, and then few days later I’ll share with you my reflective process and the final nugget. Honestly, writing is the way I’ve processed life for many, many years and I’ve been all the better for it. It keeps me healthy. If you gain something from my reflections, I’m astonished and honored to have been able to share what God has shared with me.
If you’d like to know more about the theme of my blog “Holy Leisure”, please take a look at my entry from last winter: So, what’s this about Holy Leisure?
In the works for later this week: The Beginning and the End: Life in Seasons