02 January 2013

Stand at the crossroads and look ...

 I have been contemplative, of late. Upon the growing list of things I feel compelled to mind-wrestle, is ... the blog. Do I continue? Do I dedicate time to this mode of self-expression? One that has provided a platform for showing myself what my days do really accomplish.

I am not sure, to be honest. I truly cannot commit the time that I once did, as I simply do not have as much of it. It has been allocated to many other good things, but one can only do so much, no?

But yet, I am reticent to stop completely. Scared, perhaps to lose the connection to myself, my life, and the intentionality that comes with examining what God has brought to me today to think upon.

When we were in Rome, this spring, one of the excursions we truly enjoyed was our time at the Vatican. Regardless of your spiritual leanings, it is a place to marvel. The magnitude. The grandeur. The history.

But in spite of the reverential feel, both Pops and I felt a bit of a disconnect between the intention of honoring God and truly cultivating a relationship with him. Does God's presence reside more fully in the Vatican than in a country church, or a village prayer meeting?

A rhetorical question, to be sure. But one to remind me to be seeking God where I am at, today.

To glory in the opportunities of the day. 

Be it strolling the paths of the ancients before me,

Or walking the path of the Ancient One.

To blog or not to blog? No commitments either way. We shall see. But intentional reflection reminds me that my mind is a noisy place. It forces me to chew through the chatter of my thoughts.

And this always, always leads me back to is the knowledge that He is worth pursuing. He is worth my time. He is what quiets my spirit and gives direction to my steps.

And this is good.

Stand at the crossroads and look;
    ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
    and you will find rest for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16


  1. It is so good to evaluate what is the best use of our time. A friend led me to your blog a couple of years ago referencing your blackberry cheesecake pie. Our family enjoyed that recipe, and then I began to enjoy the posts written by a fellow Christian mother. As a stay at home mom, blog posts written by the same type of woman are very encouraging. Blessings on whatever you decide!

  2. There is a season for everything..only you can decide what is right for your life in this season. Good, Christian, thoughtful writing is always a blessing on the net. You never know who needs the encouragement you've provided.

  3. oh, you're kind of back! I have the same mixed feelings about blogging, too, although I'm still in it. I think it's the etsy shop that's going to die a lingering death. . .