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:


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Meme

Ugh. Bright and early on a Monday morning, and here we go! It's meme time again! Thanks to Cat, I'll always have something to do when the kids wake me up complaining about thunderstorms on a Monday.


1) What is the worst thing you've ever said to your mother? Oh I've said some doozies! Most recently, let's go with calling her the big "C" this past spring. Yeah I think that does it.
2) If you could have avoided knowing about one thing during your life, what would it be, and why? I really don't know. Everything I have stored in my head has made me who I am. So I don't think I'd "unknow" anything. Then again, maybe I'd rather not want to know exactly want a "furry" is.
3) What is the strongest part of your marriage/partnership? Our commitment to each other. Well, I guess you could look st more like Mr. P. and I are too stubbornly bone-headed to admit defeat, but I look at it as unwavering commitment. Seriously though, no matter what we go through, or say to each other, we stay. I know we were made for each other. :)
4) What would your heaven be like? I've never really thought of this. I guess it'd be quiet, lots of trees and rivers, all the ones I love close by, and getting to talk face to face with the Lord without fear or condemnation. Yeah, that sounds pretty heavenly to me.
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
The only thing that pops into my mind is "Hey those buggers shoot their quills!". So not feeling porcupinely creative this morning.

Til next squeak,

3 Squeaks from the Maze:

LarryG said...

i wrote a "porcupoem" as a friend called it.

Cat. said...

Thundery Mondays stink, so maybe the porcupine was appropriate in some weird way. ;-) Your heaven sounds great.

(My mom doesn't read my blog either, but I sometimes wonder if what we think was bad matches what they think...!)

Mrs. P said...

God in Heaven, I shudder to think what my mother thinks was the worst thing I ever said to her. Probably something melodramatic, no doubt.

At least now it's switched to a nice lightening show. :D Love these kinda nights.

 
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