Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Spiritual Journey: Off to a Slow Start

"Church bells ring, are you listening?" No, that's not how the song goes but this morning, for the first time EVER living in my Tallahassee apartment I heard church bells. Maybe it was a sign from above wanting me to get moving at 8 a.m. I rolled over and slept another 45 minutes before beginning my weekly chores.

While I could start reading the Bible or Koran (which I have on hand) I picked up a copy of "The Watchtower" (the Jehovah Witness magazine) in the laundromat (I use the one at the apartment complex). I'm now noticing it's dated November 2005! Suppose the message is still the same.

I also picked up a copy of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. It's labeled as "Humor" vs. Spiritual or Religion but am sure will be relevant to my journey. I'm also reading Jack Kerouac's On the Road (absolutely nothing about spirituality but about travel) but hope to finish The Year of Living Biblically by the end of the month.

Where in the World is Colleen? Guess and Win a Groovy Prize!

"Who's Colleen?" You may ask. She's a Tampa-based blogger with the blog called, "Simple Kind of Life," (she also has The Tampa blog and The Florida Blog) getting set to take a vacation with her hubby and friends. She's challenging blog readers to read the daily clues about her vacation destination and offering groovy prizes:

1st Prize - a $50 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from her trip.
2nd Prize - a $25 Travelocity Gift Card, and a souvenir from her trip.
3rd, 4th, and 5th Prize - a souvenir from her trip.

[Note: I haven't met Colleen but from other blogs I've read, she's has great tastes so her trip souvenirs will be fab]

It’s easy to play - each day until she leaves, she’ll provide readers with the location of a clue as to where she’s headed. When you think you know where she’s going, just shoot her an email with your guess.

Send your email to: colleen_ccATyahooDOTcom
Subject Line: Where In The World Is Colleen?

TIP: Do NOT use the comments on the blog to make your guess! The correct guesses will be compiled by Colleen and a random drawing selecting the winners will be conducted upon her return. To read more of "the rules," drop by this post.

Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4

Good luck!