Beginning in the Middle: New Things Day 1

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Maybe it's wrong to have the thing I am most excited about right up front on the first day. Or maybe, it's exactly as it's supposed to be: all sparkly and scintillating because it's fresh and new. Beginning are exciting. Endings are bittersweet or jubilant or a jumbled up mixture of both...but where we always spend the most time is in the middle.

The Middle Places Team

In the middle place you wait on God to grant you things you don't even know how to ask for. Middle Places is one of those things. I knew I had an empty spot. Only He knew what would fill it.

Today is my first of what I hope will be dozens, hundreds of posts about the miraculous mess of Middle Places.....

We live in a world that seems to be obsessed with goals and deadlines.  We chart, weigh, graph, check off, list, and measure in a million ways.  We’re all about getting to the end.  Maybe you've noticed, though,  that while endings are where we focus our attention, most of  life is happening right in the middle of it all: I’m in the middle of many things right now....   Read the rest here at the Middle Places Blog.

Middle Places also has a fabulous community page. Join us on Facebook RIGHT HERE because everyone is in the middle of something.



"You don't know what the story is about when you're in the middle of it. You think you do, but you don't. You make up all kinds of possible story lines: this is about growing up. Or this is about living without fear. You can guess all you want, but you don't know. All you can do is keep walking." [Shauna Niequist, "The Middle" from Bittersweet]

Made me think of you! The whole chapter is fabulous. But so is the whole book. So maybe just start at the beginning. :)


Pattie said...

Kate--Dana told me about that book the first time. I love that book...still reading it and savoring it.