I've received two lovely notes asking what in the world has happened to me. I've been an every day blogger for over a year now and all of a sudden, I dropped off the blogging radar for 17 days. I'm sorry. I'm not sure what happened. Thanks for noticing and thanks for asking.
As one of you suggested, maybe I was taking a blogging sabbatical. I couldn't find the energy or the words to write. I've thought "that will blog" on multiple occasions but the thoughts never materialized into words and onto the screen. They just stayed thoughts and then eventually faded away.
I am well. Work is busy but it is always busy. I will say that I am working 5 to 6 nights a week, which is beginning to take a toll, but I'm surprisingly content.
A few highlights during my blogging sabbatical:
- I went to Denver to hear Andrew Harvey read Rumi. I went with folks from my Mystical Church Network (now, Integral Church Leadership Movement). Andrew Harvey is OK. I'll try to blog about that. I love Rumi. I love my MCN friends. I love Denver. I'm ready to move there. If I could move all my favorite people to Denver, my life would be perfect. (Well, in my mind that is true.)
- We are having our first young adult "focus group" on alternative worship tonight. That fact simply kicks-ass! I've been working on this for quite some time now. The church is finally ready to engage in the conversation. That also kicks-ass!
- Had a lovely coffee with Mrs. M the other day. I'm thankful to have my blogging friends even when not blogging.
- The tulips bloomed. They were perfect because tulips by their very nature are perfect. I hope to get into the garden on Friday. Its been over two weeks since I've had my hands in the dirt. That is too long this time of year.
So I'm hoping that my blogging sabbatical is over, but I just can't say for sure. It seems this sabbatical chose me, rather than the other way around.