I don't normally duplicate the posts from theparsonshouse.blogspot.com. But the Elephant Season discussion is one that I felt needed to make the leap over. So...here you go!
At the beginning of 2009, "Elephant Season" was declared in the Lives of Shocks.
Now that may sound a little bit daunting, or a little bit militant, or a lotta bit confrontational.
What it has been is very liberating!
All of us have elephants in our lives. And our houses. And our churches. And our jobs. Those big, clumsy, giant situations that suck all the air out of the room and cause tons of damage to their environment.
It is amazing to me how much we tiptoe around them and try to pretend they are the same size as everything else and spend large sections of time (which are then gone forever) trying to clean up the messes they create and repair the breakage they have incurred.
Well, finally, we got tired of them. So, 2009 = Elephant Season. We didn't start out deliberately and systematically attacking the elephants. We actually told God that He could see them, too, and would He please help us. If He would kill them, we would cut them in small pieces and remove them. He said "Okay."
We now have an elephant graveyard here at The Homeplace. It is a delightfully free and airy spot to which we invite all to come. We also encourage all to create your own.
We even have eight weeks left!