Tuesday, July 3, 2012

There is a Sanctuary

These days begin early, pass quickly, end when the sun is gone.
We move from strategy session to our intersecting orbits around home base, and mulch gets spread, and ditches get dug, and flowers get planted, and tasks disappear from our corporate checklist in the cloud.

Sunrise (literally) finds me on my knees in the cactus garden burying drip irritation for the moss roses.
By 10:00 I've moved on to a sunny spot in the lawn, me surrounded by bags of irrigation parts for the Anniversary Garden
At noon, it's in the office with me. Answering the emails from early risers in Europe. By 2:00 I'm in full swing with the laundry room all torn apart, sanding and finishing cabinets. By 5:00 I'm back in the office, for more emails, more ProTools, more design concepts for the next album cover...

By 9:00 I'm exhausted.

But I'm learning something...
I've been learning slowly over days blurring together. Over knees in gravel, knees in mulch, knees in grass wet from the morning's artificial dew...

Days ago, I grunted out animated passion with every striking of the pick to gravel.
"I. Don't. Just. Fight. For. Myself..."

Moments later, huge raindrops from a benign looking cloud drove me temporarily into the shed doorway, and I stood, arms folded, watching rain stream down.

And I realized:
Full days notwithstanding;
Long lists notwithstanding... Speaking engagements coming up, Europe travel coming up, design and replication deadlines coming up, the wedding coming up--

Whenever I pause, wherever I pause...
Wherever my knees touch the ground,
there is a sanctuary.


  1. Mmm... and the sanctuary... is so easy to forget. Thank you for the reminder

  2. sometimes when life is so full to the brim unless we are dedicated to refueling not just daily but moment by moment we can get tired get weary and lose sight of why it all matters...I pray that God will keep us until that day...

    thanks bro

  3. "The work of righteousness will be peace,
    And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever." Is. 32:17

    Your post reminded me of this verse.

  4. "In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength..." Returning day by day, moment by moment, to that Sanctaury we find strength. Keep up the good work.

    And congratulations to Chantee and you all on the wedding! What wonderous things hath God wrought!!


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