Visiting with long time friends and family and problems of access is going to make it impossible to blog until I'm home on Friday but most of you will be celebrating this week as well. My vacation has been enormously restful and healing so far: sleep, prayer, intimate friends, and beloved natural beauty are a blessed combination.
So I leave you with this snippet:
J R R Tolkien being interviewed about the the moment one summer when he first wrote the words: "In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit."
It's so quirky - it's delightful - and gives a vivid sense of his zest, energy, and quickness of mind when he was in his prime.
Happy Fourth of July to everyone. Intentional Disciples will return on July 6th.