Saturday, September 27, 2008

routine

Routine, this word has 6 different meanings, I have listed two of them.

2.commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals; typical or everyday activity: the routine of an office.
3.regular, unvarying, habitual, unimaginative, or rote procedure.

As I woke up this morning it occurred to me that a long standing routine of mine would be broken today for the first time in as long as I can remember. And that is Saturday morning 'breakfast out' with my husband. Since Ron was not at home today, the day's plans were totally up to me. A weird feeling when you are used to deciding everything together.

So of course I headed to my deck. Although the above definition suggest routine is unimaginative I think routine is a desire inside each of us. It is within this context that I accomplish anything, without routine I'm scattered. I value routine highly, but have to force myself into it.

One reason I came outside first thing this morning, even though it looks rather dreary, was because I noticed that the routine of seasons changing is close at hand. The summer flowers on my deck are withered and the leaves on our trees are just beginning to turn. One thing dies another comes to life...

God knew our world would be full of chaos because of man's fallen state. How awesome that He cares so much for us that he created the routine of seasons and a desire for habits and practices in our lives.

1 comment:

Tim Armstrong said...

That looks like a Crossroads table!!! Bring it back here!