It is 10 days since I last wrote anything on this blog and I am not sure that I know where the days have gone. ATo be honest I had really thought it was longer as I have been so busy these last couple of weeks that I have no memory of writing my last post. Which is not only a little wierd but also very concerning. So where has the time gone?
Two weeks ago I flew to New Haven Connecticut to teach a class on spiritual renewal for a group of students who literally came from all over the world. This is one of the most enjoyable & challenging courses that I teach each year . I love the opportunity to grapple with questions such as ” “How do we develop balanced rhythms for our lives when we live in a culture very different from the one we grew up in?” and the interaction from cultures as diverse as Africa nand Korean was very stimulating.
Ironically I cannot remember when I last felt more spiritually drained out. The last few weeks have been extremely busy as we have all been working overtime to help Tom finish the manuscript for his new book Joining the Conspiracy, which will be published at the beginning of next year. With a wonderful feeling of relief we sent the manuscript off to the publisher on Friday.
Now I am ready to celebrate and find the spiritual renewal I so desperately need. On Wednesday Tom & I plan to go away for a couple of days (with our Golden Retriever Bonnie of course) for one of our regular prayer retreats at our favourite motel in Anacortes WA. I look forward to sharing with you all some of the reflections that come out of that time.
Unfortunately there is still one very traumatic event that we need to get through before I can enter into this renewal. Tomorrow is the 1st anniversary of Tom son, Clin’t death. We would appreciate your prayers as we remember Clint tomorrow evening.