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November 23, 2005

Where Has the Time Gone?

I can't believe it's been three weeks since I've posted anything. In my defense, I've been gone a lot.

I went to Alaska on retreat with a youth group, which was awesome.

I went to Indiana for a conference on urban community development, which was cool.

I went out of my mind trying to do everything I've decided it's really important for me to do.

All of which is fertile soil for endless blathering, which makes the fact that I haven't posted in three weeks even more curious. And now this provisional post is the best I can come up with on short notice.

It's like that almost across the board in my life lately. I worked out today for the first time in weeks; I've missed church several times; I haven't talked to my mommy and daddy in ages.

I hope to return to some life rhythms in the coming weeks. Maybe Advent will help--Advent is all about establishing rhythms, persisting in our fervent hope that soon our God will be with us in the flesh. Today I'm listening to Sufjan Stevens sing me Christmas carols and I feel a bit better. Tomorrow I'll stuff my face with turkey and feel sleepy. Friday I'll face Advent square on and see what I can do about making a habit of fervency.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Don't get it on you.


Posted by Dave Zimmerman at November 23, 2005 11:20 AM Bookmark and Share

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