Changing Times

Presently, I’m in Cambodia & yesterday I was in Dubai.  Tomorrow, I fly back to Denver so I’m changing lots of time zones.  I’m hopeful that I’m not a babbling idiot as I interact with various folk, since my sleep is a little bit whacky.  It’s understandable because Dubai is 10 hours ahead of Denver, Cambodia is 13 hours ahead of Denver & Friday I’ll be back in Denver – so I’m going around the world in 7days.  This means lots of geography changes & navigating time zones.

And times are changing around the world.  In the US, the generational shifts are obvious & sometimes difficult for adjusting. Furthermore, time seems to change as we age – maybe it speeds up?  Here are some ideas that might be helpful for changing times:

  • be present today:  yesterday is over & tomorrow isn’t here; so now is a wonderful place to reside
  • trust that our times are in God’s hands, based on Ps 31:15
  • time is irreplacable so let’s be intentional about how & where we invest our time
  • let genuine love be our top priority regardless of how the times & people are changing!

Some things I like about Jet Lag ,)

 So presently, I’m in a bit of a time warp because I went to Turkey for the weekend & came back last night.  The total trip from start to finish was less than 80 hours.  In that amount of time, I was in 3 different countries, visited 4 of the 7 churches John addressed in Revelation 2-3, learned lots of cool historical & biblical stuff, rode on 6 airplanes & spent no less than 10 hours driving to various places.  With this in mind, I’m very happy to know my name & present location 🙂

Along with the above excitement, here are some things I like about jet lag:

  • time feels less definite & concrete but more amorphous
  • in my present mindframe, I find myself leaning into God more for moment by moment help
  • coffee seems to taste better ,)
  • I have a viable excuse for not making sense ,)
  • it seems like I feel or sense God better
  • my family relationships feel very gentle, tender & rich