Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oh The Places You'll Go

No only a Dr. Seuss classic, but borrowed as a theme for my oldest's fifth grade graduation--also a classic of over celebration, but alas another post.   As I was running the ubiquitous errands around the best of big box Atlanta, I bumped into many neighbors and friends.  I was distracted that my appearance was exactly the same as it was at 7am when I drove said oldest to the bus stop--with the addition of clean teeth. 

What is behind the distraction?  Why did I not want to get caught in such a state, pretending to be in a hurry to finish, what?  

I heard today that unhappiness is linked to too many options that lack consequence or commitment.    Scripture calls that sloth, gluttony --maybe well dressed sloth.

I wondered to a friend if I should set up an accountability function, an artificially deadline to write study and produce focused work from my commitments.

Perhaps, as long as I do not become a passionate expert at what I have left undone.

How does one create commitment and consequence in the midst of so many options?

A humble start at connecting

A humble start at connecting in a relevant way.

Connections, the ties that bind.  Technology affords us connections to strangers, we are oddly close to people we really don't know, but know something about them.  Does this inform us?  Are we better for it?  Can we dodge real people to satisfy curiosity and engagement in a way that does not cost anything?

I love e-mail, it is efficient and easy to control.  Phone conversations seem to interrupt my rhythm.  Routinely, conversations happen in the car and I cut them off--checking in and checking off the metal list.

Yet, I remember looking forward to calls with my husband, my girlfriends.  It was a pleasant experience, and the efficiency of it never occurred to  me.

Communication has the potential to instruct and inspire, but it can also be not worth much.  How can we add value to our communication?   In what ways can we through impersonal mediums inspire and infuse with emotion and joy, sorrow and importance?

I find myself reading between the lines of posts, because I am left with assumptions.  So much is hidden.

Honestly, I hope this blog does grow into a faithful note of grace.


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Loves to find the answers to three questions of a sound Bible study: what does it say, what does it mean, what difference does it make?