In Lay Terms

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lifting My Spirits

I wrote a while ago about feeling down and unmotivated. I won't say that I'm completely back, but I seem to have some motivation again. When I'm busy, and there is a lot going on, it seems to give me more of a sense of purpose. My job had a lot going on last week. It was very stressful, but it seemed to invigorate me.

It's also been a good help to think through what I'm going to do with my life (or what I'm going to be when I grow up). This last weekend, my other half and I had a conversation about the future. We both have plans, and we talked about how to do those plans together. I wrote out a rough time line of my life. It only covers the next five years or so, but it seems to give me a greater purpose. At last, I have direction!

Even though I've been out of the blogging community for a while, I've still been reading your entries. It really helps to put my life into perspective. I read about your joys and struggles, and I think that my life is pretty much on par with everyone else. Of course, it's always fun to read J create a theological treatise on whatever song is playing at the time. Mark has now moved from being a student under authority to a pastor learning to manage his new authority. Joe continues to wonder what the future will hold for him as he journeys through the closet. Even reading my mom's descriptions of her travels makes me get to see how wonderful her life has turned out.

I'm also getting theologically challenged, particularly by The Lutheran Zepher and Lutherpunk. I appreciate their comments on what is happening in the academic world. While Lutherchick offers her own devotional perspective on the simple events of life.

Thanks to you all for sharing your lives in some way. Even though I don't know you, I'm glad to know you.


Blogger mark said...

it's been fun getting to "know" you, as well. even though, since my move, we are actually very close now!

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your "five-year plan" makes me smile... It also reminds me, however, of the old proverb, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."


11:29 AM  

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