The week between Christmas and New Years. Arguably one of the more awkward in the year. If you’re working or in school and you got back to work between those two holidays it always feels a little off. Like…but it was just Christmas…and I’ll only be here long enough to get back into the swing of things.
Unless of course you don’t work Wednesdays and then it just feels like you mentally skipped the holidays. Ahem, moving on.
In the busyness of Christmas week, I missed my Thursday update. Last week was especially crazy with midget and I driving 15 hours back from my grandparents, then work, then Christmas, then work, then a tea party.
This time of my life I have blessed with absorbing a ton of good teaching. There is no other way I can think to describe it other than absorbing. I have opportunities to plug in and listen to multiple sermons on podcast a week, there are daily emails filling my inbox with church and hymn history and blog entries not afraid to tackle deep truths and controversial issues. And that isn’t even saying church Sunday morning, spiritually deep music, or that theology book I just finished. It struck me last week, that as wonderful as sitting like a sponge and soaking in everything I can– if that is all I’m doing, then I’m missing the point.
I remember a Sunday School teacher, years (and years) ago giving the example of the reason the Dead Sea is dead is because everything flows into and nothing flows out. Later in life, a Bible college professor said how you needed to fill your cistern of knowledge, but it needed to be flowing through you.
I want to make it a point to share what I know, not that I will be saying anything new, but to share what I’ve learned. This seems to be as good a place as any to start!
….that’s not to say there won’t be a good amount of Doctor Who and Hobbit posts on this blog in 2014 as well.