Headed to Santa Clara for the Faith Formation Conference to present 2 Mojo Disciples workshops.


Maybe 16 hours of sleep in the last 5 days.

This is slam time!

I had some procrastination going on a couple months ago… mostly because I was moving stuff and rearranging and hauling and unpacking and trying to emotionally adjust.  There just wasn’t enough soul energy in me to be creative.

But lately I’ve been working my tail off!

Sitting in the airport this afternoon I couldn’t help but navel-gaze… (mostly because I am exhausted)… marveling at how many To-Do’s are crossed off.

I’m really not looking to brag.
I’m just stunned.
I didn’t think I had it in me to tell you the truth.
That’s what amazes me.

Go All In

A little while ago I wrote about going all in.  Read that HERE and beyond.
I’m regularly in casino country these days so the idea of going all-in in a poker game is vivid.  That’s what I meant… putting the last penny in the pot and laying down cards to see who wins.

My all-in was with God.

About two weeks ago, my All-In took the form of turning off cable television.  I bought the digital converter and antenna and now watch free TV.  First time since I was a kid.  It is strangely satisfying and liberating.

Now my All-In has morphed into adding more waking hours to my regular schedule.  Late nights and early mornings.  To write.  Create.  Reflect.  Be still.  Pray.

Partly my choice.  Partly to get the work done.

There’s just so much that I want to create… to write… to do… to live.

Somehow I’ll figure out how to fit it all in.

My soul needs to fit it all in.

… I Call

So I decided to put all my money in… with God across the table staring me down… trying to read my poker face and call my bluff.

Neither of us has blinked yet.

I’m still All-In and God’s letting me stay in the game.



About Elaine Menardi

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