After a wonderful week in Jamaica with picture-perfect weather, I have returned to the real world of spring on the East Coast. My nose is full of snot that trickles down the back of my throat through my nasal passages. The temperatures here hover around 50, teasing of the warmth that is still yet to come. Honestly, I'm feeling a bit dreary, and am in search of some bright spots. For the week ahead, they include:
Thank goodness for friends and family.
Have a great week!
I know lots of people who struggle with drugs and alcohol. They try to escape the challenges of life by imbibing a bit – or a whole lot – too much. I also know people who are addicted to eating, shopping, and sex. The yoga sutras counsel us to enjoy things in moderation; addicts take things to the extreme. I was shocked this week to discover a new kind of addiction—an addiction to reading. Even more shocking was needing to admit that I struggle with that addiction.
After a weekend of rest and recuperation, I am looking forward to lots of fun things this week:
In Bad Girl Gone Good, Part I, I wrote about the first two stages of my transformation from a bad Christian to a spiritual woman. Here is the rest of the story.
A pivotal moment in my transformation was reading The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church (NCC). When Mark and his wife founded NCC in Washington, DC in 1996, nineteen people attended their first real church service. Today, thousands of people attend services in seven locations throughout the metropolitan DC area. The Circle Maker is the story of NCC’s growth and Mark’s development as a pastor and writer, as well as a call to arms. He encourages the reader to “Dream Big. Think Long. Pray Hard.”
Crystal Moore began her wellness quest in 2003 after being diagnosed with lupus. Her quest has led her to embrace yoga, faith, exercise, healthy eating, and relationships. Share her journey.