Thursday, July 3, 2008

From that Small Book



A lovely blog by my friend
who hosted the book discussion.
Lovely cool evening the Lord
gave us. Rich food and richness
in thoughts and relationships!


I don't think of worship as
repetitive but it is. This quote
made me think that it should
have results as I draw close
to the Lord. Yes, laundry has
results but it's always there.
Organic. You know like compost!
Always growing.
My time with the
Lord has changed a bit since Tuesday.
Today,
I looked up into the blue morning sky
from my deck and said
to the Lord : I will drink deeply
from Your Spirit. ( Eph. 5:18)
I had some new insight into prayer.
Prayer for my children.


"Both laundry and worship are repetitive
activities with a potential for tedium,
and I hate to admit it, but laundry often
seems like the more useful of the tasks.
But both are the work that God has
given us to do."

3 comments:

Gail said...

I haven't read the book, so perhaps I should not comment. But, from the quote, I will.

Laundry has the physical quality of hands on....you take the pile (or part of the pile!), load the washer, hang it out (for the energy-minded) or load the dryer, fold and put away. The task is complete. Accomplishment.

But worship.....worship is nourishment for the soul. Isn't is wonderful that it is "repetitive"...not as a task to be accomoplished but as a never ending outpouring to God. Oh, for the lives who have no such desire.

Bonnie said...

Yes, you have read it.

Bonnie

Sara said...

Thank you for the mention of this little book, which I did not know about but which I am going to find....I first read her 'Cloister Walk' a couple of years ago, and then 'Dakota" this year. I so enjoy her way of viewing things and explaining them that goes deep into the heart of things...her words lead one to pause and consider and learn.