When I pushed “publish” on my last post on May 16th, I never anticipated that it would be more than a month before another post was up. But my house was visited by a viral illness that took down my daughter first, my son next, and finally me. (My husband escaped unscathed.) Add that to the normal chaos of the end of the school year, the end of the church program year, and the beginning of summer… and the blog went so far on the back burner, it wasn’t even on the stove.
It turns out that this down time gave me the opportunity to rethink the blog. Because I am an Episcopal priest, the blog turned into a place to think out loud about the future of the Episcopal Church. I don’t regret that, and it will continue. However, at some point the blog became primarily focused on the future of the Episcopal Church. Just look at that tag cloud! That was never my intention.
While lying on the sofa with a temperature above 102°, I was visited with the recognition that Plainsong Farm is a vision I’ve carried for a long time. It’s the name of our home and ten acres, but it is also a dream for a way of life that gives glory to God. This blog is the first fruit of that vision–or rather, it can be. It isn’t yet.
As a small beginning, I’ve added to the sidebar a link to the Mission of St. Clare. I downloaded the Daily Office from them a long time ago. I’m not always faithful to it, but I always want to be. It’s on the sidebar as a witness to the kind of place I want this blog to be: a virtual home for prayer and the fruits that prayer can bring.
There will still be posts about the Episcopal Church and the future of Christianity in the 21st century. But I may finally get to posting about those chickens too.
If you’re still reading, thank you. I look forward to seeing you again soon.
Good to meet you! I’m Nurya…
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