Tuesday, July 31, 2007

white space

Since setting up this blog, I've been trying to figure out how to reduce the enormous margin on the left side of the page. Truth is, I'm guilty of that in my life...filling the white space with things that end up leaving me crowded, crammed, busy, exhausted. On the other hand, I thrive when I rediscover margin.

Case in point: Two nights ago, Tiffany and I found ourselves on the back porch, each reading our respective books (ME: God is the Gospel; HER: Same Kind of Different As Me). Storms rolled into Arlington and, as the torrent of rain washed my backyard, we enjoyed an unusual peace. Relaxation in the middle of a rainstorm. Enjoying life while lightning flashed around us. That's the way I want to live. Jesus said, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). While life thunders about me, I continue to learn the importance of margin to give me room for real life and rest in Christ.

4 comments:

Jungle Pop said...

Spiritual analogies aside, I think you should leave that big honkin' left margin as it is. You'll find that most bloggers have big margins - perhaps to make the site more compatible with different monitors of their readers. But that's a different analogy...

P.S. I've added your website link to the sidebar on my blog (not that it'll generate significant traffic!). Blessings!

Jim said...

Hey David-
If all your blog musings are going to to so weighty, I'll have to wait until I REALLY have something to say.
By the way, God met Chris Joyce face to face Sunday night. I hope He was as impressed with Chris as I was.

Anonymous said...

I need to find some margin. I am so overwhelmed sometimes by all the things to be done. How do I find the margin?

Erin D said...

Amen to margin. It is truly a learned skill to hit the pause button.