My coworker looked over with amusement at my purse. It was stuffed to the brim so that I had both hands free to carry a large vase of flowers. We both began to chuckle as I kept pulling out items I needed: communion wine, computer charger, hiliter, tissues, rescue inhaler, and finally my phones (yes… I carry TWO!) It felt like I was carrying Mary Poppins’ carpetbag!
Sometimes, as pastors, chaplains, moms or just itinerant workers, our purses and backpacks do become “carry-alls.” So this made me wonder: what are you carrying around that perhaps you could unload or set aside? Please share:
1. Physical: What do you ALWAYS carry in your purse/wallet/coat pocket/backpack?
I always have tissues and my inhaler. (And my wallet and phone, of course.)
2. Whimsical: Is there a surprise inside? What’s among the unusual items?
My husband got me a “multitool” that is on my keychain It looks like a crazy kind of spork. It is a screwdriver, bottle opener, thread cutter as well as other functions.
Practical: As a chaplain, I always have some breath mints and tissues. How about you?
YUP. ALWAYS have a mini box of Altoids.
Spiritual: Share a question or lesson from your spiritual life that you’re puzzling about.
I continue to wrestle with why human begins try to kill each other to the point of genocide. It makes no sense to me. I worry about the fact that we have yet to learn that this is not the way we are meant to treat one another.
Virtual: Anything you’d like us to help you carry? Or maybe you have a picture, quote or story to lighten another’s load?
Winter was a long time leaving but it has indeed FINALLY left! here’s a picture of our back yard this week, full of green, flowers, and SPRING! Hang in there, your season of life will change. And all shall be well.