Here’s a little list about going to church.  It’s a meaningful habit – sometimes driven mostly by meaning and desire; sometimes sustained by habit.

  • A practice of my entire life
  • Enriched by music
  • Choir practice and hymns
  • Challenge to be more than I think I can be
  • Families together
  • Babies and toddlers with Cheerios and quiet books
  • Questions and answers
  • Sharing celebration and adversity
  • Faith and prayer
  • Community and friends 
  • Giving strength to others
  • Taking strength from others
  • Replenished
  • Renewed
  • Grateful 
  • Belonging

Perhaps writing is another activity that can be a meaningful habit.  When the meaning part is tired or weak, the habit part can pick up the slack and help you continue.  I’m finding that this little writing time each day is helping me feel more whole.


2 thoughts on “March 9, 2014

  1. As a church goer myself I found myself agreeing with your list. I also find that hour truly rejuvenating and so nice that your writing can help with feeling whole! Keep it up 🙂

  2. A little list with big meaning! How right you are that sometimes it’s the habit that carries us through the times when we lose sight of the meaning. Yet the habit could not sustain us if the meaning were not true…both in faith and in writing.

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