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 14, 2008

Monday Meme

It's that time again!! Yipee! Another one from Curious as a Cat:

1) Of all the children you know, who do you think will be the most successful? Why? Mine!! ~proud mama grin~ No seriously, if only because they have some very scary people to kick their butts if they screw up.

2) If you found out that someone you just met is a recovering alcoholic, would that change the way you felt about them? How? OK, first off, what runs through my mind at this one is taking the Lord's name in vain. I HATE HATE HATE any addict. I am a firm believer in "once an addict, always an addict". I know that will offend people, and frankly, I don't care. Aside from my own father and mother-in-law, I personally know of a man who had almost 20 years (20 FUCKING YEARS) of sobriety under his belt when he started up again, and in the end, tried to kill his wife and step-kids. So, if I met someone, liked them just fine, found out they were a dirty drunk, I'd never speak to them again. Pretty venom filled and blatant huh?

3) What one possession would you like to take with you to heaven (or equivalent)? I'd love to take my Keurig to heaven!! LOL! I'm such a freak for fresh coffee, and I promise I'd share with Jesus.

4) Who is the closest to being an angel of everyone you know? My aunt Diane. She has been through so much, and is such a joy to be around. Truly a godly woman and such a gem.

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. (foggy rolling hills) Makes me think of my few trips to Vermont. Which inevitably makes me think of my in-laws. ~shudder~

Til next squeak,

4 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

Wow, rough week! ;-) You're safe though: the photo is from Kentucky, not Vermont. Whew....

Thanks for playing this week.

Mrs. P. said...

~grins sheepishly~ All's fair in love and blogs?
As soon as I saw #2 (and after writing my post below the meme) I knew I couldn't hold my tongue on that one. I suppose there may be a few people who won't blame me for feeling that way, but enhh.
Pretty wild week so far and it's only Monday!!

Leslie said...

Great answers!!

Have a good week.

Gina said...

Hey, we all have our own opinions on things, not everyone has to like them ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog :D I've got some 'friends' in WWE just by becoming a huge wrestling fan, I love it. I hope your son has fun at the house show, they're the best shows to go to IMO, I'm always out back by the trucks at 2pm waiting for the wrestlers, and always have a great time getting pics and autographs.

Have fun!!!

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