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I Escaped

We began our new series at Legacy last weekend. As I have planned, lived with, wrote the small group guide, and have begun to teach the series, it has had an effect on me. I don't know that I suddenly have more room for God in my life, but I am more aware of my schedule and how I can be more aware of God's presence in all I do.

Here are some things I did to slow down and make room for God and others:

  • I finished my last writing assignment last Friday morning, but I kept my 5:30 a.m. start the last two days and filled the time with reading and Scripture. (You'll see the end result in May, and we'll go through it starting in December.)
  • I rode my bike to the office Monday--and back home. It was nice to say Hello to walkers and joggers, and the way I go I have no real fear of unfriendly drivers. (I forgot my computer power cord at home, and had to ride home to get it at lunch. Ended up riding 12 miles on a beautiful day.) I live only 3 miles from the church's campus. By the way, it only takes me 5 minutes more to ride than drive. Fewer lights. Much less traffic.
  • I took time to ride with a friend this afternoon. Jim had to travel this week and is riding the MS 150 Houston to Austin this weekend, so I took the afternoon to ride with him. A good time of friendship, challenge (wind and he's just fast), and an opportunity to share something we both really have fun doing.
So, what one thing did you do to "Escape the Blur?"

Here are some resources we added to the website to help you out. I recommend the Obstacles to Growth Survey for starters.