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

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday Meme

So it's back to the meme, even though it's not Monday. Should be fun!

1) What is the longest time you could spend alone with your significant other (and no one else) before needing a break or time with other people? Well, we have kids, so in reality we can't be alone for long stretches. But, hypothetically, a life time. Who's life time is another story.
2) Has there ever been a time in your life that a change has occurred that you strongly resisted but that turned out for the better? Oh yeah. I used to be such a hard person. I prided myself on that. In the last year, God has been "softening" me. It's been so difficult, but so rewarding.
3) What is gossip and why do people do it? I'd say that gossip is talking about others in a way that you wouldn't if they were present. People do it because frankly, it gets you a little high to have that talk, that "knowledge" of someone else without them knowing it.
4) If you could completely remove someone’s vocal cords for a year, whose would they be? Tank's. Oh yes, my youngest son's vocal cords would have to go. Ahhhhh sweet peace and quiet. The boy literally talks non-stop.
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 makes me think of the stairs you see on homes near the shore here. I've always wanted a house right on the beach, away from it all, away from people. Just me, Mr. P. and our kids. Ahhhhh sweet peace and quiet. Lordy I need a vacation.

Til next squeak,

0 Squeaks from the Maze:

Blog Design by Split Decisionz