Change? I wonder if it is possible.

I made it through the day.  Cold medication has got to be some of the most useful medication invented.  It does kind of dry up the head though.  Anyway, I was able to breath enough to play this morning.  I know I could have stayed home in bed but there is something I crave about participating in the communion service that I did not want to miss this morning. 

And I knew that I could spend all afternoon in bed – a luxury I won’t have the rest of the week. 

So all afternoon I snuggled up under the duvet with a book which I managed to read a small bit of before I dozed off. 

Tonight the group of women I get together with met for the first time since before Christmas.  We are part way through our reading of The Ragamuffin Gospel.  Tonight we were only four of our usual six so instead of reading we just sat and talked.  One of the things we discussed is what the new direction of the women’s group in our church might involve.  None of us are involved in the group right now.  There are a lot of reasons for the lack of participation; lack of time, different interests, seeing a need for involvement with each other that doesn’t involve some sort of fundraising activity.  We just don’t need another church activity if it doesn’t meet our spiritual needs.  Then we spent a great deal of time sharing our prayer needs.  It sure is nice having a group of other women that can be counted on to pray.  And we trust each other enough to share our real needs and not to worry about how we are coming across.  We know each other well enough to know that we have good reasons to be totally dependant on God’s grace.  That sort of freedom with each other is so good.

We’ll get back to the book next week.

Meanwhile some of us are going to go to that women’s meeting and see what is up.  Maybe change will happen. 

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  1. From The Freedom of Simplicity by Richard Foster (which I happened to just start reading):

    We also struggle with the problem of competing responsibilities that all demand our attention. Like Jack’s Beanstalk, our obligations seem to grow overnight. We are trapped in a rat race, not just of acquiring money, but also of meeting family and business obligations. We pant through an endless series of appointments and duties. This problem is especially acute for those who sincerely want to do what is right. With frantic fidelity we respond to all calls to service, distressingly unable to distinguish the voice of Christ from that of human manipulators. We feel bowed low with the burden of integrity. (p. 5, emphasis mine)

  2. Woops. I keep doing this on your blog for some reason. this and this should do it. Sorry about that. I just wanted it to look nice.

  3. Hmmmm…here we go again. There.