Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

Welcome to

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday Meme

Hey it's Monday and you know what that means...MEMES!!
Thanks agains froms Curious as a Cat!

1) What one expression of gratitude that you made would you like to retract. Anything I ever said to "T". Yeah that about covers it. Eeesh.

2) In what part of the world--other than where you are now--would you most like to live? I think Mr. P. will have kittens on this one, but I would love to pack up and move the fam to the Midwest. It just seems so...wholesome...there.

3) What do you think the role of religion should be in today's world? Ermmm....OK so I *should* believe that all people should follow Christ and that all governments be a Christian theocracy. *SHOULD* but I don't. God gave us all free will. That includes the right to reject His offer of salvation. Then again, I also think there is a *huge* difference between religion and faith. So to each their own, until the Holy Spirit nudges me to witness to them specifically. ;)

4) What was the most romantic moment of your life? (Details!!) I just read Mr. P.'s and can't believe I'd almost forgotten that day! For me, the most romantic day was the day Mr. P. proposed. We had just found out I was pregnant with MonkeyMan and although I had *just known* that Mr. P. was the one for me, I was worried about where we would end up from there. We were on our way up to the Twin Colonies diner in my old dying station wagon, when Mr. P. started yelling, "Pull over! Pull over!!"
I was so scared, thinking that my radiator was going again.
I pulled over (ironically babe, in the CVS parking lot) and after he convinced me that nothing was wrong with my car, he pulled out this cheap little ring I had won him up at Kahunaville. My heart jumped into my throat, and I knew this was the moment I'd waited for my whole life. He talked about how it wasn't much but it was all he had, and how much he loved me and this new baby that was coming. After a good ten minutes of rambling, he said, "Would you?"
Well, the rest is history.
I still tear up thinking about that night. :)

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. (little purple flowers)
Just makes me think of the flowers that grew in my backyard as a kid. Pretty and purple and easily stomped.

Til next squeak,

3 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

{giggle} OH, YEAH! We are so (@%$*&ing wholesome out here in the Midwest. Come out out--we'd love to see ya!

Then again, if you go around stomping on my flowers, I'll have to smack ya. hee

Thanks for playing.

Mrs. P. said...

LMAO!! Secret confession time...
My obsession with the show Jericho has left with a need to pack up the fam and move to a small town. Y'know, sans nukes though.

Mr P said...

I would have to avoid certain areas in the midwest for reason mrs p Knows bout but barring that i wouldn t mind that much...Ok so I would mind a lil but i am a New England boy born and bred moving out west is kinda mojorly scary...We ll talk more bout this Mrs P..

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