How Germane!

threefingerfriendsMy good friend Jan has challenged me and some others to Blog Throw down for National Blog Posting Month. The challenge is to write a blog each day in the month of November.

It is truly german that I have accepted a challenge from Jan. She is an outstanding author; publishing professional reports, system analysis, books and her blog Red Wrap. If you are not a follower, it is an fascinating read. Jan has inspired me and many in our community.  In my many career leading health care, system change or administration, somehow God has alway brought Jan to my side when I needed her most. She was there to write grants, plan strategically, research and lead. In many ways, Jan is our communities unsung hero in her own right.

I accept the challenge for many reasons.

First, if you remember my first blog post on my Temenos Blog was inspired by my friends Jan and Jen. They are both extremely artistic writers. It is germane that I have accepted this challenge from the very women who originally inspired me to blog.

Second, I am energized by a tough challenge especially from two of my best friends.  Blogging on Temenos has become an important part of my life for many reasons.  Practicing writing has improved my ability to communicate through the written word. In the past writing proved to be a painfully dreadful task. Currently, I look forward to free time when I can reflect on my thoughts, emotions and experiences and share them through Temenos.

Third, organically, blogging has become my Temenos. It is my time of restoration, pleasure and religion. I create a safe space, calm quiet and peaceful to write.  It has become important in my life to rest my body while keeping my spirt and mind nourished. Blogging comes by way of a late night with a fire burning in the fireplace or a Sunday afternoon  with a pot of something italian  cooking on the stove, acoustic guitar playing on the Bose  or on my porch listening to birds sing.

Discover your Temenos, and practice the experience through mind, body and spirit. Blogging has become one component of my Temenos thanks to Jan.

Jen, and Jan, GAME ON! Blog 1:  November 2, 2014.

Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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