I am a person who has been known to talk to herself. Even aloud. I don't know why I do this. I find a strange delight in it.
So it seems natural for me to do what I've decided to do. Talk back to myself for 12 weeks, by going through God in the Yard.
Lest you think me terribly vain (though you might be able to make a case for that :), I will tell you why I made this decision.
The group I speak to on a regular basis (except this Spring) has decided to go through God in the Yard
together. I usually study along with whatever they study. So here we are. I'm going to be talking back to myself, for the purpose of engaging with others.Andrea
is part of this group too, which is kind of fun.
In looking at the book, I decided on a basic approach I'll almost surely depart from...
• Read a chapter a week, probably on Sundays, and journal during the reading (there are guided opportunities within each chapter)
• Throughout the week, answer one question a day (from the discussion question
section at the back of the book). With the exception of the first chapter, which has seven questions, this works out perfectly because there are six questions for each chapter. One a day, excluding Sunday. :)
• Somehow tie in my rosary journey and my art pilgrimage, probably on Sundays. The tie-in might be so loose no one will recognize it. That's okay. The author told me the journey is mine :)
So far I did the introduction and chapter one. I heard today that the study actually begins in March, but I'm thinking I'll keep going now that I started. This will put me a little ahead, but I suppose I might be anyway since I've read the book before. ;-)
In the Intro,
I liked the opening poem, and I'm actually taking it to heart this year. Paying attention to small things. Things within reach.
Living bit by bit. Like the journey, which happens one little step at a time. (Except when we catch the occasional bus and go miles in minutes. There are always exceptions, aren't there... )
Here is the poem, and I think I may have already found a moon, in my focus on the rosary...
Find a single
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