Good Morning Readers!
I am feeling guilty for not posting anything for a while again, so today, even though I don’t have, what I call an official post ready to go, I at least want to check in.
First, I AM working on a post….have been for several days now. I was reminded this morning of something I used to practice back when I was preparing for a meeting and that was, don’t be guilty of just wanting to find something to say. Whenever I did that, it was a flat message that impressed no one, not to mention fed and/or inspired anyone. Ugh. There was nothing worse than delivering those kind of messages except having to listen to those kind of messages! Instead, I wanted a message that first of all truly inspired and excited me because then I knew it had potential of possibly doing that for others.
This blog post I am working on now has developed into something with more layers than I anticipated. It’s really got me to thinking. Plus, I started reading a new book this week that is challenging my thinking on a whole new level. I have scratched sentences and even paragraphs from the post I’m working on and then had to just sit with what I’ve written for long stretches of time before writing anything additional.
I have said before, and I will say it again, I constantly demand more of myself so that I do not just live on the surface of life but go deeper, and my writing must reflect that also. A life-changing verse for me years ago was, and still remains to be, Romans 11:33
” O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
There is no end to Him so I have no excuse but to keep changing, evolving and growing. To constantly challenge the status quo. To want more of Him. I have become aware that I have been stuck spiritually and so I needed this jolt. Thank you, Sherlene for recommending “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. I am going to be pondering that book for a good long while. I am also just starting another new book, “Leaving the Church” by Barbara Brown Taylor. It is about her journey of leaving the priesthood after serving there for many years.
Sherlene asked me recently what gets me excited and my response in part was, “A new book!” The other part of my answer was WRITING!
So, I will keep reading and keep writing and we will journey together!