One can’t go away for five days, then return and just take up where one left off, it seems. Life moves on while you’re gone, the “in-tray” gets higher and then you have to spend several days playing catch-up. So fret not, o blogger-philes, all is well and I have returned!

I am wondering how often readers experience “synchronicity.” I have been noticing it more and more lately. It simply means “coincidence with a hint of purpose behind it.” Today “Jeremiah,” the prophet par excellence of constructive criticism, has popped up in three different contexts. No – its not me that’s the focus of being deconstructed and rebuilt – but he has been the focal point in a primary school classroom setting, a discussion on youth ministry and he arose again in a spiritual direction setting. Only the first was at my instigation.