There is construction going on outside my office.  At the beginning of the semester it looked like this…

The site has gone from a pile of rocks and a hole in the ground to what is beginning to look like a skeleton of a building.
The steel beams are going up.  The bones of the building.  You can’t see it in this picture but there is a concrete block walls on one side.
The men (and woman – I saw once. In a pink hard hat!) doing the work are diligent.  They work day in and day out.  Carefully following the plans designed by the architects and engineers and drawn by the draftsmen.
It takes all kinds of people to make a project like this come together.  Eventually, when the project is completed, these construction workers will move onto their next job and the staff and faculty of various programs and departments will move into their new space.
Sometimes, life is like that.
It takes all kinds of people to help us through something in our life…the construction worker.
Then they move on and other people move in.  And start interacting with us.
My blogging has been sporadic at best lately.  The words seem to move in and out weaving through my soul, but never seeming to take hold.  Never shaping into a post.
My journal sits in the same place…day after day.
My prayer life has gotten all whacked out…and I don’t mean in a good way.
Like the construction workers, I need to follow the plans laid before me.  I know what they are and if I don’t follow them, well…it won’t be pretty.
So, today, I resolve to have some quiet time.  I’ve already done that.  And spend some time in prayer…done that too. 
The only way for me to get a handle on my lack of words is to get a handle on my Bible reading, my prayer time and writing in my journal.  It sounds simple, but it isn’t.  At least not for me.
But that is my plan.  Besides, I promised my friend Diane Bailey a guest post next month, so I need to get writing!
One more thing…as we approach Thanksgiving next week here in the states, please take a moment and read this by Jennifer Dukes Lee.  I know there are many, many causes out there to support, but this one really speaks to my heart.  Maybe it will speak to yours too. 
Do you have trouble following the plans laid before you? 
Or is it just me?


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