Friday, August 01, 2008

Summer Time

I don't know why but for a lot of my life, summer time has always been a "down" time spiritually for me. Ever since high school, where the fall and spring could really include times of feeling "close" to God, summer hasn't been that way as much.

That's part of the reason why these "spiritual" posts on Friday's (a schedule I've had since I began this blog several years back) haven't been as long or as thought out as previous ones. Part of that too is because I'm not reading as much spiritual or faith based writing as I have in years past. I almost feel like I ingested so much over the last three years or so, that I almost gorged on theology and so I've taken a bit of a break from that reading and listening as well.

And maybe part of it too is that the details and minutiae of faith don't interest me right now as they have previously. Part of me just wants to say, "Just live it out. Just try to be like Jesus."

I'm sorry if these posts haven't been as thought provoking or conversation stimulating as they might have been in the past. Perhaps they will be again soon.

7 comments:

Keith Brenton said...

I disagree with Ira Gershwin.

Summertime don't mean the living is easy.

Tony Arnold said...

Summer is my favorite time of year, but I don't feel much like making deep spiritual posts on my blog much either at the moment.

DB Carden said...

The fact that our church (from curriculum to vacations) seems to take the summer off too doesn't help anything.

Tony Arnold said...

We have don't have curriculum during the summer? Uuuhm, I must have missed that. But, we have been on vacation so . . .

Justin said...

I think I got overloaded on theology as well. Got a quarter way through New Testament and the People of God... realized I'm not as smart as I'd like to think, and have been on a break since.

DogBlogger said...

What if "being up" spiritually, and always having an appropriate verse for any given situation, or similar, is nothing more than the world's performance-based measurement system of achievement? What if God doesn't care about that at all?

Is it possible that God loves us whether we make an effort or not?

judy thomas said...

Phil, here's a passage for you today: Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me--watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you and you will to live freely and lightly."

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