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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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spiritual load time

I don't know if anyone else feels like this from time to time. For me, whenever God is trying to teach me something, it involves waiting. Because I'm thick-headed, I rage against this spiritual load time. This poem just about ripped my hurting heart out but in a good way! I thought I'd share it for anyone else going through a period of waiting on the Lord.
Wait by Russell Kelfer

Til next squeak,

3 Squeaks from the Maze:

Mr P said...

Hugs you!

Laurie said...

Frustratingly awesome.

Check out the song If You Want Me To, by Ginny Owens... from her Without Condition album (you're a computer literate type - I'll bet you can find it). One of my favorites from those wandery roads of life - and I just so happened to share it with my Release Time Christian Education kids today and they were raving.

Becky said...

Mrs P, I stumbled across you on my friend's blog. Thank you so much for your honesty and for sharing this. Tears are rolling down my cheeks, because I, too, am in a time of learning much about who I am - and who I am not. And, as I so frequently remind my husband, I STINK AT PATIENCE!!!! You'd think that by 36 yrs old and after 15 years as a minister's wife, I'd have a few more answers. And, yet, He says "wait." Do I have faith enough to trust His heart in this answer????....

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