It seems I’ve been very quiet lately. I had not noticed until this weekend that I had put up only one blog post all of last month. The ideas I have wrestled with more recently are bigger ideas that take quite a while to flesh out and to figure out how to express. Some things deserve careful thought, and they take longer than I’d like.
In small groups, we talk about the concept of “popcorn” prayer – that is, short, instant prayer dealing with a particular need. I know lots of people tend to write “popcorn” blogs that are very short and capture a quick thought. Some of my blogs are sort of that way in that they build on a simple idea that crossed my path on a given day, but they’re rarely just a sentence or two.
I tend to work better when I have something I want to say, not when I just want to say something. I may not be “the thinker,” but I like to at least pretend I have deep thoughts every now and then!
A huge thing I’m wrestling with lately is how to discern God’s will. Maggie and I have had quite a few talks on the subject lately, and I think I have a direction to go with it. I’ve also thought quite a bit about the subject of being thankful. I’ll try to articulate some of those thoughts soon.
Meanwhile, feel free to read through the rest of the blog and let me know what you think.