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Showing posts from February 4, 2007

Look straight ahead - and DIG!

Last Sunday we celebrated the beauty and wonder of our new beginning together through the TRUSTING eyes of children of God. Beginning on a journey together it's important to know what is necessary to carry with us on this journey of faith and ministry together. What do we need to take with us? What burdens do we need to release in order to move forward? Luke 9:62 (New International Version) 62Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." When I look at this scripture I begin to think and wonder how often does my ability to rehash, rerun and repeat the negative things of life keep my focus off of the real direction I should be going in? If I'm truly beginning again, why carry around the burdens from the past? If I keep looking backwards on this new beginning, my rows of life will be crooked and disorganized. Crooked rows are harder to care for, nurture, weed and harvest. By looking forward, my rows will b

SWB: When did I feel most fully myself? Least myself?

Bread is better than lotion for making you feel comfortable in your own skin! Sleeping with bread provides the opportunity for some internal as well as external assessment of a persons' life in general. I think that is why it has prooved to be such a helpful "exercise". It involves spiritual, physcial, emotional and practical aspects of life and it gives people the chance to look at the whole instead of separate parts of self. This said, I am one full week into my new position with Westminster Prebyterian Church and I have to say, I'm feeling more like myself than I have in a very long time. It's difficult at this early point to discern the exact reasons why I'm feeling more comfortable in my skin - but the fact remains that I do. So I'll try to explain some of the whys, at least the whys that I understand at the moment. Why #1? Commuting is no longer a part of my day. While there are times that I miss the thinking and alone time of my commute to work ( mo