As 2015 begins I feel the blogging juices bubbling up again.  This makes me happy because I love to communicate and through blogging I can communicate with you from home in the comfort of my bathrobe- what could be better?

In the interest of full disclosure, I admit that this Sailing Life blog will have very little to do with actual boats on water.  Instead it will float on the metaphor of the wind as Holy Spirit-God who is always nudging our messy lives/church/world toward good.  Making friends with this Wind seems to me to be the thing that empowers and guides everything else.  At least I find that when I get over myself and let God lead, I seem to end up in more blessed places that I can navigate to by myself.

To get started here’s a nugget from a wild woman of God

We learn through pain that some of the things we thought were castles turn out to be prisons, and we desperately want out, but even though we built them, we can’t find the door.  Yet maybe if you ask God for help in knowing which direction to face, you’ll have a moment of intuition.  Maybe you’ll see at least one next right step to take.

Anne Lamott

Help, Thanks, Wow   (I really like this book)