Conference continues to flow by. More encounters with others, more sense of community, and also sense of loneness. I often find myself struggling within the crowd, perhaps in part because I am an introvert and it zaps my energy so quickly. I want to be there, I want to be present, to converse, to share, but at times it is just overwhelming and I must try and seek that still quite place where calm is found. To find that place where I can sit and listen to the birds, watch the trees in the wind…. Perhaps like last night where I went to the young adult event, but found myself frequently outside on the bench watching the clouds, the birds and when inside finding the edge of the room trying to not be overwhelm by the crowd and the noise… Community is a blessing, I long for, but sometimes the form is overwhelming and draining
Once again I sit here in the early morning to sit and write. I find my mind drifting to the wonders of language and thus will start today’s reflections there. In the first few days here at conference I have encountered the spoken word, and written word in many languages and have been greatly blessed. From the moments of joy as I walk pass people speaking languages I know not, to finding myself semi-understanding a schedule & list of locations for discussions that I was glancing at Saturday morning that was written in Spanish. (Knowledge of the schedule paired with extremely old and rusty 2 years of high school Spanish helped me out a bit), to prayers in many tongues, to… well many other encounters. I am very grateful for those who have the gift of languages and share in the conference experience through translation. They provide a wonderful gift through translating the spoken and written word into many of the languages spoken within the global body of Christ assembled here this week. Continue reading Blessed by the blessing of language… Monday Morning reflection
I sit here this morning in an academic library looking out the window at the ducks and flowing water and drinking a cup of tea. As I do I realize that it has been sometime since I last wrote a post, and even longer since I last published a post. Continue reading It has been a long time
To any long time readers,
As you may have noticed it has been some time since I last wrote here. Exactly how long, I am uncertain as a few things have happened over the past few months leading me to ignore the site for a while and when I came to update it, start writing again… well I found a plethora of problems.
First, somehow dns entries, or the setting at the host, had gotten messed up and thus no longer no longer directing traffic to the correct site. The old domain name was still set up, so if you knew and used that name no issues of redirect, but the new name… well yeah I apologize for where it was sending you. At first I thought I may have forgotten to renew the domain name, but no it was an issue in the backend dns and site IP address stuff.
Second, I must have missed the low account warning and waited over a month from when my account went dry. As a result while with the old name it came up with the correct host and site not found/under maintenance page … but unlike in the past when this happened I lost all data stored on the host, as it had just been too long. I do have backups of the site template, etc. So I could rest the site to appear just like it did, but I had been planning to redesign it, and so am planning at this time to utilize this forced rest to do just that, but it may be a bit of time as I have a lot on my plate right now, so we may just go with this bland site for a bit. As for prior content… I am sure I have a backup of the database somewhere, though not sure how recent that is (I know always back up regularly… one day I will learn). I may import it, but I may just start fresh, or import just select portions….
I also want to apologize for any autocorrect issues in this post, I think I caught most, but maybe not all….
Over the next few days I will try and get the feeds set back up, and other things as well. I am also hoping to start writing more frequently, as I have a lot on my mind, and in the past this has helped me process some of that.