I made my plans, did what seemed right, even believed that I was responding to God’s call.  My plans were destined for success, yet here I am one year later with a far different reality than I predicted.

If you were previously a follower of this blog, you noticed my absence from this space in 2010.  It was a busy year filled with many decisions, big and small.  Last year I announced my new business venture called Spark Workshops and was moving forward with my long-made plans to homeschool Audrey, my oldest daughter. One year ago, I was excited about the possibilities that lay ahead.

Now, in the morning light of 2011, I look back on the twist, the turns, and even the very dark moments of 2010 and see that I had important lessons to learn.  Lessons I need to ponder each and every day, so the pull of my human nature does not entice me to repeat them.  These lessons and questions form the basis of my 2011 quest to seek 52 weeks of still.  This year I make no plans, I seek no “success.”  I only open my heart, bare my broken soul, focus my eyes on the new lessons to come, and yearn for the grace to be still…