I love to play with words; can you tell? You don’t have to know me long to know that I love crossword puzzles and word games. One of the best characteristics of the English language (yes, it does have some redeeming qualities) is the ability we have to engage in word play – and I simply couldn't resist the urge to include it in my blog’s title.
What is Minding My Matters about? I want to work out spiritual truth in my
life. I’m in theological overdrive and I need to talk about it. There are not
many things I enjoy more on this earth than a long conversation that goes deep,
and deep into the night. You know what I’m talking about – the conversations
you have with your best friend…or the total stranger sitting next to you on a
plane. With all of our technological advances, we’re longing more and more for personal
human interaction. Yet, we often sacrifice depth of relationship for convenience
and speed and stuff that we really don’t even care about.
What are some of my “matters”
that need working out? I want to live my life with more intentionality and
focus, but I am so easily distracted. I want to trust God more, but all too
often I trust in my own striving first. I want to defeat the monster of
perfectionism, but unless I hit “publish,” the perfectionism is still winning.
(I’m really hoping for a small victory, right now!)
Of course, sometimes those
late-night conversations drift into the less serious side as well. Maybe we’ll
talk about the joy of harvesting vegetables you grew with your own two hands. We
could touch on what I’m learning from my cat. Or perhaps we could wonder at the
sheer vastness of a clear night sky.
Whatever the conversation, let’s
agree to have it. Grab your beverage of choice, and let’s sit down once a week
(give or take) in this virtual world, and chat (I write, you comment). Let’s be
honest and vulnerable; encouraging and respectful. Let’s grow into the people
God made us to be. We’ll laugh and cry and maybe even argue. But let’s decide right
now that we’re going to work out the things in our lives that need working out and
start enjoying the good stuff.
Will you join me in “minding our
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