Monday, February 26, 2007


So tired.

2007 has NOT gotten off to a good start. Lots of work issues, problems at home (fridge died, furnace crapped out), dissatisfied with lots of things......

Whine, whine, whine....

It's funny how life gets in the way of living sometimes. I'm sitting in a meeting room at work right now, babysitting a series of system tests that will carry into the wee hours of morning. My poor wife had to dig out the remnants of today's snow and is now nursing a sore back and dealing with two kids on her own. Who knows what's happening in the lives of those I care about (outside my wife and boys)? I mean, it's not like I'm the type to go and seek out others just to chat. More often than not, life tires me out to the point that, when I get a free minute, I just want to sit in the recliner and catch up this week's TV episodes.

Some community, eh?

So it's time to do something about it, right? I'm happy to say that I renewed an old friendship this week and, during our hour together, we recommitted to spending some real time together, talking about important things (our marriages, our walk with God), praying together, and holding each other accountable for growing in our faith.

I've been restless for a long time. It's time to shake free of the routine, move in new directions pointed by God. Directions that will strengthen my family, create stronger friendships rooted in more than "let's get together sometime soon", create opportunities to serve God in powerful ways. Directions that can only be interpreted through God's roadmap.

Anything else will soud trite or cliche, so let's leave it there. Hope to see you down the road.