On Being HOME

Dining at the Yummy Korean BBQ on the Marina my first night home.

Good Morning, God

HOME is an under-utilized resource! At least, MY Home is. (Kit would remind me, God, that it is OUR Home. But, I am thinking of my portion of it . . . not wanting to drag his portion into my judgmental statement.)

That statement — that our home is “under-utilized” — just popped out. I need to hear — and consider — what I mean by it. Actually, God, right now I am feeling underutilized. I suppose that is part of the post-retirement thing? Or maybe, it is the deceleration from the on-the-go trip?

Yesterday felt like a Day to Lie Fallow! Vague thoughts of cleaning my car and bringing up my palms from the car port came . . . and went.  But, then after a brief nap,  I bestirred myself and finished the laundry, cleaned the car, and brought up my palms, visited with my Mom and came home and  cooked dinner.

Mostly, though, I didn’t do much. I read and napped and did some Centering Prayer. I love this slow, relaxed pace, God!  Yes, I probably do “owe” You a sizable number of Sabbaths. Actually, I like the idea of having a fair bit of Lying Fallow to do. Only, of course, Lying Fallow is about NOT doing.

I’m really thankful for this gift of Time, God. Maybe I will even use some of it to consider what a utilized home and life might look like. But, not yet. First I will reach out and embrace — resting and restoring.

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