Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. So says the writer of Proverbs, anyway. (16:18 if you’re playing along for points.) This evening just before things were completely dark outside, I heard our wind chimes singing mightily in the back yard. I rushed out the back door, grateful the rain had … More What cometh before a fall?
4 boxes of books 3 bags of recycling 2 bags of shredding 1 (almost) clean office (Sorry. No partridge or pear tree! But I do have a very friendly cat.) In their early school years, we would have a “clean out my desk” day with the kids. It seemed like a good time to get … More Cleaning and rebooting
Today was a snow day. It was not a “day off” for me — I still had phone calls to make, emails to read and answer, and charting to finish. And then other minutia that I never get around to for work, until I have free time. And I did shovel the driveway and the … More Raging imperfection. That’s Real Life.
It’s the 63rd Day of Christmas. I counted. I’ve changed vestments from Advent to Ordinary time to Lent. I’ve had the flu, traveled to a conference, and worked too many hours, and have been so tired that One More Chore wasn’t gonna happen. The Christmas tree stayed up. Then February came. It was time to … More The 63rd Day
I knew my job list for today when I went to bed last night. I wasn’t excited then, and I wasn’t as the day went on. It was a simple list: Clean the house (most of it) in preparation for a bunch of Johnnies coming for a few nights next weekend Do an estimate of … More Of Toilets and Taxes
The day started with a sense that it was not going to be my day. SQUISH! Yes, I stepped in a fresh pile of cat hork… and had to change my socks… and wash my feet… EWWWW! Really, cat? I cleaned up some of the mess and left the rest to dry. Not to worry, I … More Little foxes
Sometimes you walk the labyrinth in a blissful state with God. Sometimes you have to change directions to avoid the deer poop. The spiritual life is full of metaphors like that. :wipes off shoes: Amen.