In the Snowy Reaches

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I am writing in Cle Elum this week.

Last night I barely made it to the cabin up the icy incline and given an overnight dusting of fresh snow, I was a little hesitant to pack out to Pioneer Coffee where I check email and connect to the outside world once a day.

I did not make resolutions on New Year’s Eve, but felt compelled to do so this morning, when in my devotions it became clear that I am in need of vast improvement in so many areas and on so many fronts, that without goals I will sink even deeper in my mediocrity.

One goal I set regarded how much time I would spend in prayer each day. I am not a legalist enslaved to such numerics, but it seemed to me if Jesus could go to the wilderness for 30 days, I ought to able to allocate a bit more than I have to daily prayer. If today is any indication–this one will be tough to fulfill. I was embarrassed at how brief my daily prayer routine had become as measured against a new rather undemanding standard.

Would you please pray for me as I write this week? I’ve been with this material for so long I am having a difficult time corralling it into a comprehendible book and I need to get it done so I can get on to other projects.

This is short as will be most of my postings this week, and I will not be sending daily e-updates-so check in each day and see if I survive the snow on the ground and in my head.

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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