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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Where have I Been? or Killing me Softly

I've been absent from this blog for too long. I'm sorry about that.

Over the last month and a half I've been walking with the Peninsula Church of Christ as they made the decision to close down. I've also been struggling with the source of my creativity. I think the two are connected.

The journey with Peninsula has been good, but difficult. I'm blessed and thrilled to have been able to support and work with the courageous leaders of the church as they looked at what it would take to revitalized the church and, ultimately, making the decision to close.

That journey has taken enormous creative and emotional energy. It's not something that I'd recommend lightly (though it's fully worth it). I've often felt drained and exhausted emotionally. Poured out feels like an accurate metaphor.

In the midst of all that I didn't have anything left in my creative well to draw on. I had drawn down to the bottom and had nothing left. Now I'm working to learn the skills of refilling the well and only drawing as much as I can replenish.

Going forward, Peninsula will close, Andrea and I will find another church with which to work, and I will write more here (and other places). But for now, please accept my apology.

What refills your creative well?

1 comment:

Jim Maxwell said...

I refill by reading until I overflow, spending time in God's creation, and hanging out with other creative types like you in good conversation.

Blessings on your journey.