(1) My pastor is such a good listener. I just opened up to him about something very difficult, and I found tears coming down my face. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it is cleansing. I always feel more whole after I am able to cry.
(2) It’s so peaceful and quiet in the church right now. A while ago, only three people were here. Now, only two. It’s so nice of them to let me use the study. I concentrate better in this church study than anywhere else in town, including my own home. There’s something so peaceful about this place. It makes me feel kinda holy.
(3) Finally ran a mile and a half this morning, after being pent up and snowed under for several days. It barely whet my appetite, and I think I’ll go run some more miles before the weather changes. Running also cleanses me, though in a different way. Thankful for running, and thankful I can still do it.
(4) I talked with Fr Rick for over an hour yesterday, and was reminded of the peace and strength of his spirit. He’s kinda like my pastor. He’s on an even keel, but it’s not the false even keel one gets from marijuana. These guys are somehow more alive than the average person, and I’m honored to know them.
(5) The weather today is so mellow. Reminds me of San Francisco. All nostalgia side, time to lace up my shoes and hit the roads. (Second run of the day is always faster.) Thank God for all things good.
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” — Henry David Thoreau