Eric VanValin, contemplating the best way forward through written words & moving pictures.

Not just another Tuesday

Not just another Tuesday

Office in a Small City by Edward Hopper, 1953

Office in a Small City by Edward Hopper, 1953

“This is the day that Yahweh has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Tuesday is not just another Tuesday. 2pm is not just another 2pm. These are just the labels we use to harness, organize, and predict the world in front us. They are often quite good at what they set out to do, but life always seems to push beyond -- growing out, over, and around the calendar grids.

As we reduce every day to a repeatable series of moments for maximum productivity, may our core be weighted to an understanding that this moment has never existed and will never exist again.

When the car won’t start, the meeting is delayed, the baby cries, the plate shatters -- welcome the interruptions to your schedule, your calendar, your agenda, your plan. Accept these interruptions as an invitation to re-ground yourself to the clock and calendar of eternity. A calendar marked by the the rotation of this planet -- the rising and setting sun, the incoming and outgoing tides, and the seasons that mark the cycles of life which give us our daily bread.

What’s going on around you is glorious. Awaken to the gift that is this moment, and be glad in it.

Some thoughts on what's been happening at the border.

The Reformation at 500

The Reformation at 500