Return of the silly blog quiz

As the results of this silly blog quiz indicate, I've got oodles of things on my plate.  Hence the light blogging of late. (I rhymed!).  School has started. I've got a few projects I'd hoped to finish before school started, but alas that was not to be.  Things in my ministry are heading into full swing as the fall season descends. You know the drill.  Failing to have the time, space or inspiration for a blog post, I resorted to the tried and true silly blog quiz, seasonally themed ....

You Are Charming and Impassioned

You encourage others to take a leap and to take action. You know it's hard to make that first step sometimes.

You are easily distracted. You prefer to multitask, and you're always adding a new task to your list.

You have a positive attitude. You try to keep a sunny disposition, even when life is getting you down.

The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it. You have a lot more power over people than you might think.
The Autumn Leaves Color Test

Luckily, in the midst of my busy-ness I had an opportunity to attend an evening of reflection last week at Seattle U.  I was reminded me of my desire to enter fully into the rhythm of life, rather than to seek the elusive balance.  Sometimes that rhythm is slower, other times it is at breakneck speed.  Speaking of rhythm, I was also reminded of this poem that I wrote a few years ago on retreat at the ocean.

Here the stout ocean pines dance
swiftly in the wind
as seagulls glide overhead

the sun peaks through
the dusting of cotton ball clouds
just for a moment
and is gone

I spot two minuscule ants crawling
into my lap, they think --
Buddhist nun I am not

Yet the waves gently crawl
into the lap of my heart
one by one
over and over
the heartbeat of God?

Am I the first to ponder
their continuous rhythm - surely not
Rolling in
rolling out
since time began

No replay button or pause
Simply in
simply out
sometimes strong
sometimes very soft

But always there
Always here

The great "I Am"  

Whether in the quite space of retreat or the busy craziness of life in ministry and study, God is there.  A happy thought to end my day with.

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