Friday, August 3, 2012

I have nothing to say

Hard to believe I know that I would have nothing to say.

Seriously, I had SO much work to do following my return from Cambodia, I barely could keep up with my laundry let alone writing or creating anything - even with just me and my hubby in the house !

It wasn't just work at Crossroads it was helping family members move and get settled and so on...

But - now I am ready to settle back in.  I miss my routine.  I miss writing and art and reading.  I am looking forward to the next few weeks, I realize something unexpected will probably come up it always does.  But the big things are done for a little while so I get to work within a regular schedule...ish

Today I have this to say...

As I catch glimpses of the olympics I think about the lives that have been spent preparing for these 2 weeks.  I listen to parents' stories about how their children's whole lives have been spent at practices and trainings and time away from them.  I just heard a Chinese diver's story of not allowed to see her parents for long periods of time.  Is it worth it?

Probably not in the scope of eternity.

But, this kind of single-mindedness is exactly what we as believers should have in order to live with focus.  How I long for this kind of a dedicated life pointing toward the things of eternity instead of passing things.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thought of this as I read your blog. 2 Timothy 2:3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
Interestingly it is followed by an athlete analogy. Thanks for prompting thought.