Much has happened.
And what a ride it has been!
I began my sabbatical about year ago.
I shut down most of my social media connections--twitter, Facebook, and even stepped away from blogging..then....
I traveled to Rome and made a few side pilgrimages.
I climbed mountains in Utah
I played in rock n roll concerts with my son.
I spent time listening...really listening.
I read some, prayed some more, and even did some gardening.
I fretted over the state of the world and the sins and evils.
I let my hair grow (what's left of it) and finally( taking my wife's suggestion) --cut my beard.
I started a new job...then ended up having a full summer of being a Dad, Husband, Son--and Uncle.
I tried to grow organic things in the garden and remodeled a basement.
|snow in Utah|
I prayed some more and then would think about writing.
...about finishing a children's book....about maybe getting back into music...and then I realized how fast everyday is moving.
I guess in some ways I needed to just BE.
What this means?
I have no idea.
I would hear of all the evils and sins in the world and think of how trivial me writing some thoughts would be. So I would just shut down and have restless nights.
Part of me would love to share my insights--the ones that came to me throughout these past months.
(I admit part of me would love to stand and offer a homily or two. But--not to be--- at least in this lifetime.)
So where does that leave all of this? For some reason I reinstituted a twitter account and a Facebook page for the book. I still believe it is a worthwhile story--one that invites the soul to simply surrender. If you get a chance and happen upon this could you connect the links and share them with your friends?
I believe it may get exciting!!
In the mean time.
Pray and Fast....
twitter is @ShepherdLost
facebook is simply the title of the book; A Lost Shepherd
|from one of my favorite taverns in Gettysburg PA|
I find it a little interesting that I decided to blog on this the Feast of the Assumption.
Yep...pray and fast. Our Lady of Medugorje...pray for us.