I’m taking a seminary class on the theology of CS Lewis in Colorado Springs this week. The last time I was here I spent my free time (and I admit ‘some’ class time) working on my storybook entry for Donald Miller’s Write a Better Story Conference. I didn’t win a free trip to Portland for the Conference, but I did make Sam’s Storybook, which I still think is one of the more creative projects I’ve completed.
Life gives us certain markers, certain recurring cycles, that naturally spur reflection. Moments or places or experiences or days that instantly take you back to times past. Last Christmas, last birthday, last time I saw you, last time I sat in this classroom…
This week has been one of those reflective experiences for me. About how I was living and processing and envisioning my story then, compared to now. About what was then, what is now, and what is still coming. A lot has happened since I was last here in August 2010. Hard stuff, exciting stuff, love, tears, joy, changed lives, travel, relationships.
And deep in my soul I can honestly say that I’m thankful for all that’s happened. I am excited for what’s here and now and I am hopeful for what’s coming next. Life moves fast and our stories are dynamic. Thank God for moments to look back and remember what it is that we’re writing.