Well, I think that nearly does it for my holidays this year. This week we've played games, watched movies, eaten Christmas snacks, traveled back and forth to Saskatoon a couple of times, got the van fixed, and other assorted small projects.
And tomorrow I'm back at work.
I feel ready to get back at it. Maybe one might even use the word eager when describing my desire, and that is a good thing. I wasn't sure it would be enough of a break, but it seems to have been.
But I don't want to go back to where I was at , you know? Skimming along the surface, taking care that the Christmas things got done the right ways.
No, I need to take some time to go deep for a while. Just go deep.
I might start off next week with a bit of a local retreat. Set aside some days for prayer and silence. I'm in need of a season of that, so I will plan to work it in.
I realized that my regular pastoral retreat/conference which I usually attend each February, I will have to miss this year.
This year the gathering is in Denver, and guess who forgot to get a passport in time for the US January deadline, for all Canadians flying in to produce a passport.
Uh, yeah, me.
But then again, it's been snowing ALOT in Denver lately, and here today the temperature was +5 C. Yes you read that right, +5.
I wonder what this year will hold. What dreams will be realized, and which ones will be layed aside. I think that the quiet and prayer will help to clarify those directions and purposes, and I'm looking forward to that.
So for now, may you and yours have a most blessed new year.