Ah, Sundays... I have such a love/hate relationship with them. On one hand- its back to the grind tomorrow morning and the "sunday blues" kick in around 6pm. On the other hand, I find such a sense of peacefulness and appreciation for the day and all it can entail. It is the end of one week; the beginning of the next.
This year, I am challenging myself to use Sundays as the day to re-energize me. Whether that means laying in bed all day after over-indulging perhaps a bit too much the night before, or finding a new part of San Diego and satisfying my need of exploration.
I have re-committed myself to my faith- something I have dipped my toe into over the past 10 years but have ultimately left on the back burner of my life. Going forward my Sunday will include church which usually leaves me with a feeling of peace and the desire to appreciate all my life has to offer. Today was no exception.
I have recently started attending the Rock Church in Point Loma. It is a large, non-denominational Christian church that is led by Miles McPherson, a retired NFL player of the San Diego Chargers. (R.I.P. Chargers...). Today kicked off a series on prayer, something I always forget is a two-way conversation, not a spiritual version of an amazon wishlist of things I want from God. More to come on that...for now let's chat about my adventure after church ended.
The church is located at Liberty Station, which for all you non-San Diego natives, is an area of the city which was used as the Naval Training Center for Navy recruits in the 1920s. At the end of the Cold War, the Navy slowed down activity and officially closed in 1997. In 2000, the City of San Diego gained ownership of the property and started repurposing it into a cent