I have been really busy these last few weeks. Insanely busy. Somehow when I am traveling on life’s paved roads, despite my best intentions, I don’t always write as much as I would like. There is something about the slower pace of Africa that lends itself to creativity and reflection that gets lost for me between the airports and appointments of the West.
I have not totally figured it out. I suspect it has something to do with me finding my best inspiration in solitude and silence- both of which are in short supply during my whirlwind journeys in the West.
But I have not totally disappeared. I will re-emerge. I am just in the middle of too much to do with not enough time to do it riding on a roller coaster called life in the middle of a spinning medical merry-go-round.
I am weeks behind on email, staring down an Everest sized to do list and celebrating small victories like a tooth that finally has settled down and decided to stop punishing me for making it endure 5 shots of Novocaine at the dentist’s last week. (Thank Jesus for Novocaine and good dentists!) To me family is so very important and it has been an honor to be able to support my parents and help them out in a season of medical challenges. My Everest-sized to do list will eventually be scaled. There can be no regrets in putting love, family and relationships first…
Getting ready for Thanksgiving, I am so grateful for my mom and dad, for my family here in FL and around the world, for the gifts of today and grace to embrace each moment as it comes.
If you are in the North FL area I will be speaking next week several times:
- Tues, Nov 23 @ Good Samaritan Anglican Church, Orange Park FL: 7 pm
- Sun, Nov 28 @ St Johns Vineyard Church 10 am
- Sun, Nov 28 @ Oak Leaf Christian Fellowship, PM service
I’d love to see you there!