Chasing agains has been a little like trying to find the end of a rainbow. About the time I think I’ve chased them all and I’m about to find the actual pot of gold, the rainbow either disappears or seems further away.

I’ve come to the conclusion, that agains are part of the human condition. Some agains we relish while others we would relinquish in a heartbeat given the chance.

I think it’s what intrigued me to begin with and what’s amazed me everyday as I’ve tried to put the quest into words.

As I come to the end of the year, I think I can redirect my efforts into a few good ideas. Every year we celebrate and mark the time of Lent and Advent and Common Time and Pentecost.

From time to time I stand on a deck with leagues of ocean beneath me and wonder at the mercies of God. Or hike up a mountain and see the majesty of the Almighty.

As I think about redirecting my energies into other writings, I get excited about the possibilities. I think my book proposal has my audience all wrong. I think my chapters need a few additions. I think I need to talk to more people. I need to write deeper and I need to research more.

I’ve got a lot to do in 2020. I may take a little hiatus and then get busy again with new insight.

For now, though, I’ll just redirect my energy into feeling accomplished. šŸ™‚