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, June 30, 2008

Monday Meme

Another week has gone by, although for me, it has been a weary one. How fitting that Cat has chosen to ponder some heavier stuff this week.

1) What is the single biggest sacrifice you can imagine asking a friend to make for you? As I'm feeling all poetic and that garbage, I'll quote some Scripture. John 15:13- Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Having said that, I've already received the biggest sacrifice from my Best Friend, long before I ever knew I needed it.
2) If you were in need of emotional refuge, what would you do to find it? Typically, I either turn to Mr. P. or to God. Rarely am I unable to find strength in them. And when that happens? Well, I just remind myself that everything happens to fulfill His plans, and sometimes that means a walk through the valley before the mountain.
3) In what way are you most unique? Ermmm, my sharp wit? No wait, my love of lolcats! Nah Mr. P. is just as obsessed as I am. Maybe my conjoined toes? Nope, familial birth defect so Mom has 'em too. Darn it, I'm just not unique! :P
4) What is your favorite sound? I equally love the sounds of my kids greeting me in the morning, and the silence after they are in bed for the night. It's the feeling of a completed day, and the promise of a new one that I associate with those sounds.
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
It kinda makes me think of a field near our neighborhood where everyone goes kite flying in the spring, and then sledding in the winter. I doubt they'll ever develop that land because it's such a staple here.

Til next squeak,

3 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

Hey, sounds like life is kinda kicking you a bit. Hang in there.

And thanks for playing as always. Trust me: you are unique. I can tell all the way thru the intertubes!! :-)

Mrs. P. said...

Yeah you know it's bad when you begin to amuse yourself and those in your general vicinity at church with da lolspeak.
Like sitting there, pointing at the rows and going, "Pewpewpewpew!"
Hmmm. Maybe you had to be there.

Mr P said...

LOLOLOLOLOL ecspecially when that person uses lolspeak himself you know..Srsly

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