This is my first post in December. You may be wondering what has happened to me—well, at least some people have. The short answer is that I have been really busy.

It all started Thanksgiving weekend. Feeling that I needed an extended break from work, I determined to take a four-day weekend. When I returned to work the Monday after, I immediately realized the folly of that decision. Not only was I behind from the long weekend, but I also neglected a major task that was due the prior Wednesday. So, I was way behind.

Then a friend came over to do some painting for me. Normally, I do the painting, but it was a big project that wasn’t getting done. Our house has a “great room” (a large open space that encompasses the kitchen, living room, and eating area). Connected to that is the hallway, the foyer, and the dining room (which we’ve never dined in—we have some desks and computers there). With all this connected space, once you start painting, you need to keep on going; there is no good place to stop. Even though someone else was doing the painting, my task was to move things out of the way and make it ready to be painted—which took much longer than anticipated.

On top of that were more appointments than usual—and my birthday to celebrate. (The celebration started the Saturday before and extended to the Friday after—and there may still be more to do.)

All that to say, there wasn’t any time to blog.

Even though those things all ended a week ago, I am still trying to get caught up. If things go well today, I may be able to take the weekend off—I just hope it doesn’t bite me Monday morning!

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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.

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