As hinted at earlier this week, I”m honored to be over at Micha Boyett’s today. She’s running a series this year on “One good phrase” — you know, the kind of phrase that either helps or anchors or you’ve heard repeatedly or you need more of in your life. Can I get an amen?!
Mine comes from a dinner conversation I had with my friend Sherri eighteen months ago. It involves grace and peace and zombies.
I assumed that Paul was talking about the peace that passes all understanding and lands on us from God allowing us to be zombie-like in our interactions with people. Tra-la-la I can put up with you because I’m in my happy place. Maybe Sherri and I weren’t as far off in our conversation as it appeared. You can keep reading my phrase over at Micha’s … see you there!
For those of you new here, popping over from Micha’s, welcome! Feel free to poke around and stay for a while. I’m in a bit of transition (OK, massive understatement) and you can read about the journey from the announcement I was resigning through the way I make decisions and grieve to reminders that I am not alone. You can subscribe to either the blog or my quarterly mailing list.
As my tagline said, the messy middle holds both grace and truth in tension. Tension can be exhausting and it’s easier to lean too heavily on truth or the other extreme, grace. But we are called live with the tension. The messy middle is where grace and truth reside. So glad you’re here!
For messy middle old timers :), glad you’re here too. If you haven’t subscribed to the quarterly newsletter, one will be coming out later this month (the last one gave background on the Mother’s Day post if you’re wondering if you’re subscribed).
Grace and peace, and for you Sherri, zombies.