Thursday, July 28, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Still

It's Friday (almost - I am in CA, after all) and I've completed one half of my two week in-residence training program in spiritual direction. (year one of two) I am stuffed so full, I can hardly move and it is just impossible to digest it well enough to post about at this juncture. So I sigh with relief at a prompt from Lisa - Jo = something outside the parameters of my life just now. Although I imagine that THIS prompt will resonate with some of what's happening in me just now.  The word this week? STILL

Only this week, she's sending out the prompt from {In}Courage and their link is this: 


I am still tall.  

I am still older than I feel. 

I am still heavier than I wish - though not as much so as one  year ago. 

I am still married. 

I am still a mom, a grandmom, a friend, a daughter, a learner, a follower of Jesus, a struggler. 

I am still a lover of beauty, of words, of bodies of water, most especially the ocean, of small children with their sweet smiles and delightful openness. 

I am still not a coffee drinker, not a wine drinker, not a cigarette smoker, not an athlete. 

I am still learning what it means to be among the last, the lost, the least, the littlest - those who are sought by the shepherd, those who are true residents of the kingdom. I am still puzzled and intrigued and frustrated at times by the upside down nature of the kingdom of God. 

I am still learning how to be still. Getting better at it with age and practice, but always and forever a learner, amen. 

I am still amazed at how blessed I am. 

I am still wondering what heaven is like. I mean the details, please. 

I am still me - but I am still discovering who she is. And I hope I always will be.


That's ALL I got tonight, folks. Wow, I'm tired. Here's a little peek at my home for these two weeks - got them uploaded but not yet labeled or edited much. Soon...I hope...soon, I will post a few reflective and illustrated posts about it all. It's all good - just a whole lot of it.