Walking and hiking are examples of focal practices: activities that balance, center, focus, and orient one’s life. They don’t require a goal, like finding a white squirrel, in order to be beneficial. They don’t require that type of goal to be “focal” either, which is, in fact, why it is just fine that we didn’t happen upon one.
To say that I’m a fan of Flannery O’Connor is a bit of an understatement. She might have been my top reason for wanting to move to Savannah, GA.—along with it being a beautiful and small city with tons of culture and history, near the beach, and in my home state, Savannah is also where Flannery was born
I started to do this a few years ago when a friend asked me to illustrate her word so she could display it and remember it all year. I don’t actually remember what that first word was, but for about three years afterward I kept the same word: “attend.” Apparently one year was not enough for me to get the message.
After waking early, dressing ourselves, and gathering all the things needed for a day trip with a toddler, we drove through the pouring rain two hours eastward. We arrived at our destination exactly at the time we were supposed to be seated and ready to worship. But we were still looking for parking
What is it? Well, it’s a private page where we can talk about the most important things. We encourage each other in our spiritual growth, talk about what’s working or not, our goals, favorite books, practices that we want to adopt…so many things!