Friday, April 30, 2010

spontaneous road trip...

Got the weekend off.
Packing up the mini cooper and driving like crazy to our favorite place in the world...or at least one of them.
Asheville. North Carolina.
Are we nutballs?
But I miss my blue ridge mountains...
and can't wait to hug them again...
Whoo hoo!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

can't believe it has been so long....

...since I wrote a thing.  Gotta fix that.  However it sounds like a lot of my bloggy pals have had some sort of hiatus in blogging. 

There is a lot of noise in my life right now--figuratively and literally (the sexton is vacuuming right outside my office door).   So many things to think about and I am having a hard time LANDING so I can focus.  The mission trip last week was amazing, but I am still tired from it.  I could lay down right now and sleep for two hours.  But I can't.

We had a clergy group meeting today.  We talked about that article in the Christian Century about asking pastors they believe in God.  We thought it wasn't a great question--probably a more important question is how is your relationship with God? is your faith?    We talked about how we all have professional relationships with God, but what about the personal?  

There are two new pastors in my group.  Like, brand spanking new, right out of seminary, first call, just being ordained pastors.  Just sayin'.

Guess I can't focus on this writing thing either.

Praying for my focus.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jonas Brothers at Saddleback on Easter....What say you?

Interesting post on progressive Youth Ministry blog.  What say you?  

Pajama party.....

At the preschool today.
We share the same hallway and bathrooms. They are also having a Dance Party. 
Too. Cute. I might have to join them. A little bunny slippered one is peeking around the corner watching me type. Melt. My. Heart.
Commercial Break over now.

I am, for the first time in my ten years of ordained ministry,
preaching my first sermon on Easter.

I just asked SP if I could.  SP is good at that...a different generation than me, it wouldn't occur to SP to ask the AP if she would like to preach on Christmas or Easter....but when asked, has no problem with it.  I like that. I know that I am fortunate in this way--that I know how to ask for what I want, need...and that I have a colleague that respects it.

And I am so happy the text is the garden text with Mary. 

But now, I need to finishe the communion liturgy, and then I can settle in to spending time in the garden with Mary and the Gardener.

Peace to you.....