Move Along. Nothing to See Here

I’ve gotten used to getting in the car to come to work with a topic in mind for the hungry, hungry blog and somewhere in traffic getting redirected to another topic.  And it seems that no matter where I start I end up with some kind of Christian punch line.  Today.  Nothing.  I have in mind a review of one of my favorite books.  And one of my favorite movies from long ago popped into my head.  I’ll write something about that soon.  But I’m not ready for either of those right now.  And I do not want to write about some current event, especially Charley Sheen.  So today…

PostaDay2011 is a challenge.  Till today I had no trouble thinking of something to write about.  I’ve been determined to do this without that Pinky thing where WordPress gives you a topic to get you started.  But I can see where that would help sometimes.  I had a rough weekend.  Projects.  Last night we went to something at Church.  Billed as a session of more in depth teaching, they immediately started talking about leadership.  Thankfully they didn’t notice the impostors and throw us out.  But anyway it seems that I need some down time, some time of just letting my mind loose to get any kind of…  inspiration?  Can I call it that?

This writing thing is strange.  Sometimes you get something whole and complete (at least it seems that way) and you just have to record it.  Other times you get the kernel of an idea and you have to fill it out.  That can be fun because you may not wind up where you thought you were going.  Then there are times when you just have to start.  No beginning idea or thought, no end in mind.  That can be an amazing adventure.

It’s kind of like Abram when he left Ur of the Chaldees.  He left at God’s urging, not knowing where he was going.  Looking for something he knew was out there, something nobody else even knew they were missing.  A city who’s builder and maker was God.  If we are going to find it right now, in this life, we can’t sit still.

Oh yeah, there it is.



About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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