“The “show business,” which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord’s conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes.” Oswald Chambers
Life is not lived in climactic moments but in the slow dripping of a faucet, the tick-ticking of the clock, the hum of cars passing by and crickets chirping throught the night. Our lives are a quilt of woven together scraps from time, events, celebrations -but we hang onto the simplest memories from childhood and beyond. Learning to appreciate the day to day ordinariness of life is a sign of maturity. Perhaps in the ordinary there is something magical to be discovered after all. Join me as we explore the ordinary.
Complete the sentence or springboard as you feel led into a journey into an ordinary moment in time;
It was an ordinary morning...
Ponder where this Dickens opening leads you:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”
What comes to you as you reflect on the following quote:
“Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments” Rose F. Kennedy
Don’t be afraid to just ponder. Pondering is like marinating for writers. No need to rush, sit with your wild mind for a bit. You might be surprised where it leads. As you feel ready, open your journal and write! Don’t force it, just tenderly invite whatever comes. Enjoy the journey.
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