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The Spaghetti Monster Is Dead

It’s been four evers since I’ve posted. The blog is sort of like the dog these days: a great idea, and one with a whole lot of promise, but seriously, who’s got the time to put into it to make it a great thing. We had some friends visit last week and it was…it was great. I was going to say it was a breath of fresh air, which I suppose in many ways it was, but that would imply that the regular air is bad. Which it definitely is not. Really it was more like relearning how to enjoy the air. I processed some things that week, dug the whole seething ball of them up and got them out on the table in a way that I’ve been looking to do for years. Counselors, friends, mentors, pastors, churches have all taken their shot and missed. But who knew in an emotionally safe setting the simple act of recounting certain key events and forgiving certain key people in light of those events would be so transformative. Like pulling the bug out of Neo, or regurgitating a basketball. Ahhh, much better.

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  1. owenslife
    February 26, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Hmm – sticking with the Matrix references, remember that “all this has happened before and it will happen again” (as you said before it had occured in college as well). Life is a series of cycles, as God intended. We have times of lasting joy (summer), times of stagnation and decline (fall), times of barreness (winter) and times of renewed joy and rediscovery (winter). So welcome to spring and the fresh clean air! But, as the ants store up for the winter, so too should we learn from what happened the previous winter, and prepare ourselves for the next one. Instead of letting the spaghetti monster get all entangled again, how can we deal with him one noodle at a time, as they appear? And just as each season (even winter) has beauty of its own to behold, how can we find joy and contentment, no matter what the weather brings? Sorry – my college psychology classes only left me with the ability to answer questions with more questions. 🙂

  2. owenslife
    February 26, 2009 at 2:58 am

    oops – the “times of renewed joy” would obviously be spring, not winter. Unless of course you really like snow cream.

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