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Good Days, Good Lives

The name of this blog comes from one of my favorite Annie Dillard quotes:

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

She goes on to say, “There is no shortage of good days, it is good lives that are hard to come by.”

I want my life to be about a couple things: Loving God and loving people. If I spend my days doing both those things, and doing them well, then I have lived a good life.

I hope you’ll visit here for conversations on God, on spiritual formation and direction, spiritual disciplines, and musings of that sort. Do join in the conversation (but please, be respectful). Spiritual transformation doesn’t happen alone. It happens in community.

To lives spent with each other,


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tarsha TeRure permalink
    03/23/2011 2:11 am

    Kia ora Ryan
    I asked my 7yo daughter today “if today were your last day ever, what would you want to do?” she said “celebrate something”. I then pondered that it’s got to be the life we’ve lived rather than just the day, but tonight I found your page & I feel like I need to soak in the meaning of this thought some more! I’ve got flu so we didn’t celebrate much, but she did make gingerbread. I hope she doesn’t have flu tomorrow!

  2. Ryan permalink*
    03/27/2011 10:53 pm

    I hope that you were able to celebrate something lovely this weekend! Thank you for reading!

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