My last post (before this past Monday) was almost exactly 2 years ago and, reading it now, I can’t help but smile. It was about learning to dream again, something that I struggled with at the time. So here’s an update. I hope it encourages you to dream again.
It’s been a while – two years to be exact, and a few things have happened in that time. My wife and I travelled to Australia, I started working as a lecturer at Open Window at the beginning of the year, and we’re about to move. That last part happened in the last 6 weeks and we didn’t ask for it.
I had a very long conversation with my wife tonight about dreaming, the reason being that I’ve become really bad at it. Or I think so anyway. I have a billion thoughts, ideas ,wishes, hopes and yes, dreams, a week, but I defer them or intentionally put them on the back burner. The reasons vary.
Edit: When I say “my crap prayer”, I don’t mean that I think this prayer is stupid, I just use the word “crap” a few times and it was how I felt at the time. There you go.
You may have read my bible fast post last month. If not, please do before you read this prayer – maybe you’ll understand where I’m coming from. This morning, for the first time since that post, I spent some time just talking to God. This is what came out.
I’ve had a few conversations and read a bit about the various things people have been giving up for lent. I really didn’t have anything specific that I felt that strong about fasting. I don’t know what that says about me but I have given up one thing, kind of by accident. I’ve given up my quiet time.