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, July 28, 2008

Monday Meme

Well, this week's meme should prove to be interesting. Thanks be to Cat, queen of all things, ermmm, question-able.

1) If the Pope promised he'd do one thing you asked, what would you ask him to do? He has a choice. Either stop being Catholic for a bit (because I think it'd be hilarious to watch the Church go into a tailspin over it) or give me the Pope-mobile. Road Rage
2) What one experience has strengthened your character the most so far? I'm not sure. I'd have to say coming to know Christ. My character is strengthened by His. I really do believe that when I am weak, He is strong for me. Part of this whole journey I started 2 years ago when I spoke the sinners prayer is learning how His character needs to mesh with mine. It's HARD! But I know that in the end, it's the me I'm meant to be.
3) Of all the people you've ever known, who have you most feared? My father. Hands down. Until he died, I lived each day in fear for myself and my children.
4) Have you ever stolen anything, and if so what? LMBO! Up until December 2006, I was a total kleptomaniac! So, yes, I've stolen stuff. Basically, if it wasn't bolted down and I thought I could get away with it, I ganked it.
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
First, HOLY CLEAVAGE! Someone photoshop that girl a cami! Second, since I just added some color to my hair, it reminds me of the days that week that we all went a little nuts with the Beyond The Zone over here.

Til next squeak,

2 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

I think a streak of blue is MUCH cooler than psychotic hot pink. But I'm 44, so "cool" may not be my strongest suit. I agree with the cami comment, though! :-)

Glad you're safe now, and secure in God's care, and lemme know when the Popemobile arrives; I want a ride, k?

Mrs. P. said...

We'll go joy riding with the Popemobile.
Wonder how many Hail Mary's that is? :P

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