I gravitate toward the puzzle table even when Rowan’s not around — if I have a few minutes before I leave to pick the kids up from school, or in the middle of a Saturday afternoon when I should be dusting or folding laundry. There is something so peaceful about puzzling.
“Now that sounds like a blog post right there,” Sarah observes.
She’s right, of course. My puzzling strategy is the perfect metaphor for problem-solving, too. As my dad always says, “When in conflict, do nothing.” Sometimes a problem simply needs a little space, a little time to percolate. When I step away and rest on it a bit, the answer is often clearer when I come back.
Might you be puzzling over a conflict in your life right now? If you’re comfortable doing so, let me know in the comment box (or send me a personal email) — I would love to pray for you, either for something specific, or generally for peace and clarity as you percolate.
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