Mondays are for gratitude…counting to 1000 and beyond…
154. My dissertation proposal, The Role of Prayer in Academic Theological Education, was approved. After 5 years, I am finally at the stage where I’m free to go anywhere (almost) and write. Hopefully, I will graduate next May.
155. And the decision is…Seattle. After months of wrestling and taking steps forward to move to Texas (where my parents live), I decided that the place for intensive writing is with my church and community of 17 years, where I will have more freedom to get around, be near close friends who will pull me out of my writing cave, and where I will not melt in desert heat. It was a very hard decision, one I am thankful to have finally made.
156. A lovely day in Salem with friends.
157. A new tree for my collection.
158. A delicious Easter brunch with friends.
159. Spring has come to Boston.
160. Continued gratitude for healing of migraines, insomnia, and a majority of my anxiety. Who would have thought they were all connected. It feels like a new life.
161. Mary Magdalene, the first person who brought news of Christ’s resurrection.
162. Resurrection before my eyes. I came home and found my tulips drooping over their vase and gave them water. Within an hour, they perked up again. Grateful for living water when I am like a thirsty plant.
162. A quiet morning, listening to the birds greet Easter Monday.