And after the peak season it is all downhill ... as Sisyphus stated ... unless cross!That's the thing with skiing - Sunday mornings are prime time. Programs like lessons and racing are in full swing, lift lines are as long as Saturday morning, and it's great to be outside. Finding a congregation close to the hill isn't really an option, because it's not the distance from home that's the problem - it's that the lifts are open.
I know one openly religious skiing family, and I know a lot of skiing families. They are Anglican and they just don't go in the winter, but do in the off season. I'm sure I know more families who are religious, but they don't discuss it at all.
Most of my life is Church.Lastpointe said:How do you accommodate life with church?
Displacement theory? Transliteration!Most of my life is Church.Lastpointe said:How do you accommodate life with church?
All of my life is church.
Sometimes it is sublime, sometimes it is more mundane.
Sometimes it is corporate and othertimes much less so.
Sometimes it is nose in ancient tome wrestling with another language. Sometimes it is running hand over bark or moss testing berries for ripeness or getting excited by fresh moose dung.
Apart from that habits are curious things. Difficult to build and so easy to dismantle.
Feelings of fraud stem from the notion that you are an impostor of some kind. That what you do does not jive with what you say you believe.
While I think particiation in a community of faith is a tremendous asset to all believers I am mindful that hermitages have been an asset to some.
Sometimes others are too much a distraction.
The ski slope may help you connect with solitude where you might hear God more clearly.
Church is not just for the weekend. Though it can sometimes be difficult finding something mid-week.
I make church my top priority.I am in a dilemma. I am a believer. Church has always been an important part of my life.
But then when I was about 40 we discovered skiing and our weekends changed. That quickly evolved to year round weekend changes after we bought a country place to use for skiing but used it year round
And now 20 years later we seldom attend church. We still are big givers to our church but we are just never in the city
So now I feel a bit like a fraud.
How do you accommodate life with church?