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Working Towards Sabbath

March 2, 2015
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Reading and rereading

This book sits on my night table, waiting for me to get back to it. I am slow to pick it up, spending more time working or, more likely, knitting.  It isn’t a compelling book and I’m trying to reason out why.

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Knitting is more fun than this book

The writing is flat and I’m sure that’s part of why it’s been hard for me to really dig into it, but even more than that is the fact that the lesson is a difficult one for me.  Sabbath? When there are smallish bears who seem to need constant herding? When there are house things and quilty things and knitting things? When there are student loans and utility bills and rent and just barely enough to do all of that and buy groceries?

Sabbath. Who has time for that?

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I stare over here when I'm thinking about difficult things

“Our living has become highly mediated, without spontaneity or directness.” – Norman Wirzba in Living the Sabbath

Even More Socks

March 1, 2015

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This is the beginning of sock 3.1. Well on my way to six pairs in 2015.

Socks 2.1 and 2.2
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Lift

February 27, 2015

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Sock knitting lifts my spirits, something that was much needed today. May your spirits be lifted, your hearts rested and encouraged.

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Small Moments

February 25, 2015

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I am craving time at home and not getting enough of it. To compensate, I have been filling all of the at-home minutes with things I love. I need to be here more.

Love

February 22, 2015

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The bears plus one. To see them loving and sharing their world with this small one warms my heart. May their lives be full of joyful love.

Injustice

February 22, 2015

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We waste so much while others go hungry. We are quick to buy without thinking. Every time I think we are moving away from careless consumption, I am brought up short by my own habits and actions. Read more…

Wonder

February 21, 2015

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When I step into the kitchen with only the beginnings of an idea and no time pressures, those are the best times. Every ingredient gets its deserved attention and I can relax into the making of something I hope will be delicious.

No recipes, no complete plan. That I have come to this place fills me with wonder. If I can learn this, surely I can learn anything. If I can sit in the quiet of this Lenten season, with the beginnings of an idea and no time pressures. If I can sit and listen, what will grow?

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