Well, I am finally awake. After one crazy whirlwind of a weekend, I pretty much crashed. I slept and slept and slept; it was exactly what my body needed. Too bad life doesn't pause when I need to pause. I've got lots of catching up to do.
In a minute here, I'll take a walk with my iPod. I've been listening to podcasts from Ancient Faith Radio while I briskly stroll around town. It's good for me physically and spiritually. The podcast I've been listening to most recently is Mysterion: Words Homiletical and Poetical, Reflective and Narrative with Father Richard Rene. I like it for the same reason I like taking photographs. Photography opens my eyes to a variety of ways of viewing one subject, one landscape. Father Rene has helped me take a fresh new look at ancient spiritual principles and practices, which keeps my faith from becoming stagnant.
As you know, I've been working on purposeful parenting, purposeful living really, as opposed to being steered around aimlessly by my impulses and emotions. Father Rene's two podcasts on dispassion knocked my socks off. I'm still chewing on them - there is a lot to digest. The prospect of learning to live and love without fear, without the pesky ups and downs connected to pride and insecurity - of becoming unshakable, anchored firmly in Christ - of no longer being a slave to my "feelings" - is downright liberating.
Here they are if you are interested:
Happy listening! A blessed Tuesday to you!