Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Please Wait..."

"...System Processing."

I wonder what it means when one finds herself responding -- audibly, no less -- to the automated female voice at the self-checkout, "Oh! I know what you mean! Take your time... I sooo relate!"


"Start where you are," they say.

And I smile. And sigh. Because I'm in a season of bliss. And there's so much I want to share. And I hardly know where to begin.

LeRoy -- ever my biggest fan, unwavering encourager -- tells me, "Share ALL of it. Don't leave anything out." I smile, begin making a mental list: the precious babies we pray for... the ones we loved and cuddled, fed and changed, while in Africa; day trips... such as the one to Strasbourg, France; my new friends who came to my door a couple of months ago and asked if they could do a Bible Study with me ( if I would say no!); endlessly fascinating (albeit, somewhat brain-frying) studies in kinesiology and biomechanics (who knew!); besides more...

Lots more.

Two words I'm processing these days... autonomy and corporate. What comes to your mind when you hear those words? As in, "Type I [Intrinsic motivation] behavior emerges when people have autonomy over the four T's: their task, their time, their technique, and their team." (Daniel H. Pink, Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, pg. 94) And corporate as in, "Christianity is intensely corporate. Christianity is a life lived out among a body of believers who know Christ together as Lord and Savior." (Frank Viola & George Barna, Pagan Christianity, pg.191)

And I'm mulling over how no matter what, His faithful presence sustains me, pursues me, inspires me. Revives me. No matter how distracted I am or how long it takes for me to process moments and information throughout the day... He is faithful! No. matter. what. Patient. Never changing. Always reliable. And how He fills in all the gaps with His grace and mercy. Faithfully. "But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." Psalms 86:15 (NIV)

How about you? What are you mulling over... processing... these days?


  1. Why is it when I am reading something (like Drive for example) you are reading it or referencing it thousands of miles away? As always, you are in my thoughts. And I know what motivates me - ice cream and coffee with friends. Love you.

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  3. Purpose... that is what I am mulling right now. Some parts of my purpose here are clear (aka raising kids and loving my husband) and some are what I like to call "opportutional" (I know, like English isn't complicated enough without me getting all creative with it LOL) and I am blessed in that I have a great many of those. Where does GOD want my attention right now? Yup, that's what I'm mullin'...

  4. I am mulling the following:

    -WHY my husband feels the need to talk to me any time I'm trying to concentrate on something.
    -How to drive the new plot angle.
    -What God is teaching me through the Bible study "David: Annointed, Transformed, Redeemed."
    -How can we better raise godly men.