Pause

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Pause…
It’s a good thing.

I pause to…
Step back from routine
Step away from distractions
Step into the flow of the river…
wherever it may lead

I pause to…
Regain perspective
Recalibrate priorities
Realign with peace…
that passes understanding

I pause to…
Give thanks for what has been
Appreciate what is
And dream about a future…
beyond what I’m able to conjure up on my own

So I’m pausing…
To ponder
To pray and dream
To listen and learn…
and to lean into Love all over again

Pause…
It’s a good thing.

I’ve been sensing a bit of a winding down on this blog. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what to make of it just yet. I’ve paused before. I’ve taken little breaks along the way. I’ve changed directions and realigned here and there…

And always end up picking up more or less where I left off.

Maybe that’s what I’ll do this time too. Then again maybe not. Something feels different this time around. Maybe that’s because my life feels so different right now. It’s not just that I’m quite busy and juggling new projects and commitments, although that is a part of it for sure. But in a way I’m not sure I can articulate, I know it’s more than that. It’s that shift I keep talking about. Because things are shifting, there is a lot up in the air right now–in my life and in the world–and I’m not sure where it’s all going to land.

This blog has been like a trusty old friend through all kinds of changes. I’ve been blogging pretty consistently since 2009. It has been the one constant–the one place I knew I could be faithful with the gifts God gave me regardless of anything else going on in my life–in what turned out to be a quite a prolonged wilderness season of transition.

But I’m not in the wilderness anymore. I can’t really tell you exactly where I am, but I can definitely tell you I’m not there.

I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing.

So I’m going to press pause–at least for the next month or two. I do plan to leave this site up in the interim. Maybe I’ll catch up with you here next month, or next year…or who knows, maybe next week! I’m just not sure. The only thing I am sure of is this…

I’m going to pause…
And it’s a good thing.

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I guess my “pause” was anxious to make its way out into the blogosphere because somehow I hit publish yesterday while this was in draft form. For those of you who get emails and saw a link that led into nothingness–so sorry! Nothing like messing up on what *might* be my last real post here!

I mentioned above that this blog has been like an old friend, but I’ve made a few real friends here too. I’ve never been one to follow or comment on a lot of blogs, although there are MANY wonderful blogs to follow–in fact, that’s the problem, there are too many to keep up with! But the few folks I have connected with regularly (or semi-regularly) have deeply enriched my life. Hopefully, I’ll be able to login often enough to keep up with you. πŸ™‚

Shalom Aleichem!


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