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, April 26, 2010

Monday Meme

Many friends advised me that the easiest way to beat writer's block is to start simply. Hop on a blog train, or do a meme. Many also suggested various theme days.
So, here I am, hopping back on Cat's Monday meme.

1) How often do you whisper?
Not too often. Mostly on Saturday mornings when my 6 year old wakes up at the buttcrack of dawn. And yes, I'm whispering to tell him to go back to sleep.
2) When was the last time you called a help hotline? Did it solve the problem?
Hmmm. Maybe 3 years ago or so. We were looking for some help with our electric bill. Needless to say, they were no help at all.
3) How much time do you spend on yourself daily on average?
I am 1 of those lucky women who gets several hours a day to myself. My husbeast takes good care of me! I figure I'd better enjoy it now because come November, I'll no time at all to myself.
4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
It just makes me think of that Stephen King short story. You know! They made that movie out of it. I'm thinking the story was called The Body, but the movie was Stand By Me. That sounds about right.

Til next squeak,

Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's been a long time, huh?

I must say that I'm somewhat ashamed of myself for letting this blog go so very long without being updated. *totally embarrassed*
A lot has happened this year. In March, we found out that God had chosen to bless us with our 3rd child. I'm due November 6th, but will be having a planned c-section before then.
So much has changed in my heart after going through this trial of secondary infertility. In the coming weeks and months, I hope to share with you all some of the things God has taught me.
We've settled into a church that has helped us grow in the Lord. What an amazing thing to find!
Even though it's been quite awhile, I'm confident that I will break through this darn writer's block. Who knows, maybe you'll even get sick of hearing from me!

Til next squeak,

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