Sunday, July 4, 2010
Greetings all. It has been weeks since my last post - much has happened and much is yet to happen. I woke up this morning at 6:11am to help H take coffee to a bride and her party and instead of going back to bed like I thought I would last night, I went home and went for a walk. It was a beautiful warm morning and for half of it, I turned off my iPod and prayed. I haven't prayed as regularly as I used to - maybe 4-5 times a week anymore but as soon as I did I felt better. It was a simple prayer, something along the lines of "Hey, God, how are ya? Thank you for everything, guide me and use me as you will". And then, I finished my walk, showered and went to Panera. I thought I would write, budget, research vacation spots but again I was surprised. I downloaded one of Mars Hill's podcasts and listened to Rob Bell's most recent sermons. A minute in, hearing his voice, and listening to scripture read was like finding the sought-after oasis in a desert. My soul was thirsty. I hope not to sound trite in this blog but I have been so busy, so worried about so many things and people and relationships and money that I have depleted my soul and body from the necessary. I drank deeply today and feel as if I might burst from the blessings and health, physically and spiritually that I now can see and feel that I couldn't before. I hope you find your water, the salve for your wounds and the nutrients needed so that you may find the greatest possible happiness in this short time we have here. I find it comforting to know that no matter where I go in life, how far away I may stray and stumble around in the darkness, I will always have that door, that entry into light that will never go away and never disappear. He will always be there waiting.