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Out of the groove

Very out of my groove and uncomfortable with that. People and busyness each seem to be drawing double portions of my time and energy; when have moments to myself, I'm fried and useless. Want to look forward with hope but without foolish optimism, to have a sense of both the prize and the finish line grounded in the reality of the gospel rather than my wishes. That takes effort and discipline to sustain; I have been faithful investing neither.

Vision meeting for Community Group leaders this morning; turnout was better than I had expected. These are the kinds of surprises I need. Heading out in a few to go to the open house at The Upper Room, our church's artists' cooperative downtown. Looking forward to surprising them with a bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion; not looking forward to having yet another activity on my schedule, filled with people and noise.

I really want to feel like myself again.

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"I really want to feel like myself again."

With you there. But I'm not sure that's the way it works. Can we ever go back to the old -- to the comfortable -- knowledge of ourself? Or, rather, does every stretch of self mold a new person and grow us in faith?
Hadn't considered it philosophically; it's just my feeling.
Oop. Sorry.
No worries; sometimes it's good to just let myself feel my feelings without dodging into analysis. Nothing wrong with a little humanity now and then.