Tuesday, May 29, 2007

something stinks

Something stinks in our garage. We think we know what it is – but we have yet to clean it up. You see – about six months ago (don’t judge me) I let the kids play with flour in the drive way. We were out of the play sand and it seemed like a fun idea at the time. Flour is food. Food spoils. A while back I figured out that some of the flour had been mixed with water and turned into a paste and that that paste had spoiled somewhere in the bowels of what is the toy section of our messy garage.

Okay – so to the point of this blog…where is God in my stinky garage? I am not so sure – but I do see in myself a need for a kind of spiritual discipline where I am able to be both a student of theology – as well as a mom who cleans her garage once in a while. And for those of you who know me, even a little, you know I would rather write a paper, or teach a bible study than clean anything.

There is a need for balance in life…and when you are out of balance, things can begin to stink.

I have been gone from home for a lot of wonder-filled hours today…talking to people, meeting new people, eating dinner at Anathoth and now I need to go snuggle kids, say prayers, and sing songs.

I have a lot to learn about balance. But for tonight, I am going to do bedtime, and then go have a pretend date with my husband and watch a movie. Maybe I will get to the garage tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were at Cedar Grove! The Anathoth garden is awesome...my girlfriend Meredith has been going out there for a while now, and I went once last summer to help and eat the delicious food.

It's a cool church, too, from what I saw.

Leah Skaggs, M.Div. '09 said...

Meredith who? Was she there yesterday?

Anonymous said...

It's me :) I was in your class with Rabbi Sager and we talked yesterday at the garden.