Saturday, January 21, 2012

On the move

Welcome to our Journey Journal! We hope you enjoy traveling along with us on this incredible experience.
We are deeply grateful to First Christian Reformed Church of Denver for three months of precious time and to the Lilly Endowment for their generous support.
“Being alive, humanity has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind.” (C.S. Lewis, Allegory of Love
If that's true, then we carry along with us vestiges of our past . . . sometimes letting that past overwhelm us. But--my confession is that I tend more toward the opposite response.  I rush on and on, never stopping to sort through the treasures collected along the way:  family, friends, knowledge, grace, wounds, experiences . . . all things that shape me.

It's kind of like my office, which Thelma Boer will tell you has quite the collection of files and papers and folders sort of sorted, stacked on every flat surface, pretending to look like they know what they're doing there.  As we were filing today, I told Thelma how it happens to get this way. . . I work to prepare for an upcoming event, producing documents and power points, then we carry out the event, and--rather than take the time to reflect, resort through the paperwork and file it away--I toss that folder on my desk and jump into the next project.  

That's what I've been doing with my life, too.  Just tossing the experiences on an ever-growing pile and moving--always moving--on to the next.  

This extraordinary opportunity will allow me time to take inventory of all that I have collected along the journey of my life--especially the treasures of my daughters--and prayerfully give thanks, reveling in God's grace to us. 

So come along--we'll post some pictures and stories and questions and ponderings.  And some days, we won't post anything at all.   Pray that on all these days--especially the days when the blog is blank--I am reveling in the collection of gifts and the goodness of God. 

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