Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BLOG #2—The First Day of Re-creation

Well, once I tried beginning the week with Tuesday, it didn't work because Tuesday was dependent on what had happened on Monday, you know, the thigh bone connected to the knee bone, the knee bone connected to the... everything is connected to something and the beginning of the week is connected to Monday for most folks, with the exception of those believers who believe the first day of the week is Sunday.

At any rate, to get going in the workaday world we start on Monday and that's where Robbins-McConkey start in their new book. . . . . . . . . . "Monday's child is full of grace," we're told in that beautiful poem. Monday is our beginning again, our beginning of re-creation, beginning over, beginning in spite of yesterday, beginning when we thought something was the end, a failure, a divorce, a meltdown in the stock market.

Genesis tells us God began the world on Monday, the first day and that's where we can begin with new life, the renewal of our efforts, forgiveness after sin, wholeness after brokenness, light after darkness.

Got a good thing going here. God, let me in on it and this first page of the book is a zinger—can't wait for page 2. Read it! Be new in the Good News!

Monday, August 24, 2009

BLOG # 1

Lots of things around these days telling us about creation. We've got History Channel, Science channels, National Geographic, academia, journals and magazines all along the library bookshelf. This is good because it keeps us up to date on stars, planets, black holes, novas, galaxies and new discoveries from OUT THERE!!! What is lacking in this surfeit of things related to the universe we inhabit is RE-CREATION, making things new, starting over, doing it from the ground up, becoming something we've not been so far. Can't start the universe over but we can start ourselves over. A great book just off the publisher's press, WHIRLWINDS AND SMALL VOICES, co-authored by me and my daughter, Amy McConkey Robbins.

It says exactly what the Re-Creation process is for any living human being. Looking out like toward the Milky Way is one thing but it doesn't change the Milky Way. Looking inward can change everything. The authors tell us how this can be done. In this blog, I will take you through the seven-day cycle of re-creation of the spirit, just as Genesis tells of the seven-day cycle of Creation. In short segments, you’ll get a sense of both the spiritual and secular practices that contribute to one’s re-creation. By the way, others have told us that this is a great book! Get a copy at Wordplay Publishing, for only $14.95 plus shipping. Or just read the blog and see what wonders of re-creation are in store for you!