We’ve been a rockin’ and a rollin’ again!
We don’t exactly jitterbug like these couples, but we are on the move! In fact, I’m writing these words in Indiana on the way to Ohio. Last week we visited Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.
This morning we started out with breakfast with a dozen people who attend First Mennonite Church in Urbana, Illinois. They came out early for a book talk about Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. Tonight we booked the last available room at the Comfort Inn in Berlin, Ohio.
Apparently other people are on the move right now, too. It’s fall color tour time across the country.
Here’s my favorite Maple tree from the trip:
At First Mennonite, I was able to celebrate the newly-announced betrothal of my friend Janet Guthrie to Mark Jaeger. She was glowing almost as much as the leaves above.
Just three weeks ago, the theme I was living was REST. Over at Not Quite Amish I immersed myself in peace and simplicity along with more than 100 Mennonite sisters.
I think it’s possible to rock and roll and still be peaceful.
I would pick another “r” word to explain the link: RHYTHM.
It takes rhythm to dance.
It takes rhythm to rest.
It takes rhythm to move back and forth between both. Whether our movements are slow or fast, they can rest in the calm sense of God’s presence.
Some days we feel the rhythm in everything we do. Some days we don’t. What does rhythm feel like to you?