Good Lord I have not blogged in a long time. Honestly, I usually only write here when I have a new piece of work I want to showcase, or when I embark on a new adventure I’d like to share. However, life has taken a bit of a slow turn of late.
And I’m alright with it.
In fact, I welcome it. While I can’t discount my numerous recent trips to the mountains to ski, and a fair amount of video projects I have completed, winter has slowed my pace.
Colorado winter has allowed me to sit in the “Teddy room” (named after the great Teddy Roosevelt) at my house, aka our study room, and sip coffee and read. I have been able to spend a lot more time thinking and praying about church ministry, and the youth I am called to love and serve. I have been buying more fresh food from the grocery store and spending time and effort exploring new ways to prepare it. Most importantly, I have had the privilege of sitting with amazing friends and discussing the deeper things of life and faith.
I missed long, cold winters while living in Texas. I missed the excuse to live more internally and not feel like I’m missing out on the great adventure of life. Winter is the hardest of the four seasons to live in the present. In takes effort not to long for barbecues, daily disc golf, tailgates, and camping. But the effort spent slowing down ironically almost always results in a refreshed soul.