After a crazy 2016, it’s time to drain the swamp!
No, I’m not talking about politics. I’m referring to the cesspool within me of unkind words, spiteful thoughts, fear, anxiety, insecurities and resentment. So, that’s how I’m doing. Thanks for asking… How are you?
It’s clear that I need a time of re-centering. I need to be reminded of what is important – intimacy with God.
“OK, the caramel brownie makes sense,” you say. “But why intimacy with God?”
Because it’s the best way to drain my inner swamp and fill it up with LOVE – love for God, love for myself, and love for others. (For you fans of the law out there, those are the two greatest commandments).
There’s only one problem: I don’t have time for one more item on my to-do list. My wife and I both work while taking turns staying at home with our son. It’s a constant juggling act. I imagine your life isn’t exactly a breeze either.
With so much competing for our attention, it might seem impossible to find time to spend with God.
Lucky for me (and you, if you join me) for the next 8 weeks I’ll be focusing on spiritual practices that can be integrated into a busy schedule through a blog series entitled:
A Series on Soul Care: Spiritual Renewal for Busy People
8 Spiritual Practices in 8 Weeks
I’ll post a new spiritual practice each week that you can try with me. Try out the practice for one day or for the entire week. After the week’s over, I’ll post a new practice you can try with me.
I’d like to invite you to join me on this 8 week journey. Follow my blog through your favorite blog reader, subscribe via email below, or check back here next week for the first installment of Drain the Swamp!
May it encourage and strengthen us for 2017 and beyond!