Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Things I Can't Say on Facebook

Dear clergy friends (and you know which ones you are),
Thanks for your interest in my upcoming appointment. I'm going to assume you genuinely have my best interest at heart and aren't simply fueling the gossip mill.

However, I would appreciate it if you keep your knowing looks, and hints of trouble, and blantant sharing of negativity to yourself. I know all churches have struggles and difficult people. I know my new church has its share. Still, I plan to go into this knowing God loves 'em, and so do I. If this seems too PollyAnna-ish for you, that's your problem. You see, I prefer my method of chosing hope to the alternative hopelessness. I pray you will also be able to find hope in your own situation.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Five - Smiling

If anyone can tell me why blogger won't let me paste anymore (for a while now) I would greatly appreciate it.

In the meantime, here are the questions (and my answers) posed over at RevGalBlogPals for the Friday Five:

1. When were you smiling lately? Today, when 3 friends and I went shopping for fabrics for a new stole (well 2 new stoles now) that I will need after I'm ordained in June. They had lots of design ideas and I'm excited to see what they come up with!

2. What happened unexpectedly to you this past week?
ManBoy saw the humor in this and got over being put out with me. I swear this cartoonist lives in my attic!

3. How was a catastrophe averted? No real catastrophes loomed (that I'm aware of). See number 2.

4. What was the most delicious thing you ate? That's hard because we just ate normal stuff and leftovers this week. So perhaps the hamburger G&T grilled when I was really hungry. It smelled great. Since it was a pre-made patty, I'm thinking it tasted good because it was a)grilled, b) available when I was hungry, and c)I didn't have to cook it.

5. Did you see and good movies or read any good books this week? I've been re-reading the Harry Potter books because we have them and I don't have to go anywhere to get them and they are enjoyable. I just finished Book 4. We've been watching the movies after I finish each book.

I'm also reading A Bias For Action for Leadership Incubator. It's a good book, but it's totally got me nailed about idle busyness and not accomplishing much. Now I need to read the next part that says what to do about it!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

ManBoy Rides Again

My 17 year old son will be riding in the MS150 bike ride again this year. We are very proud of him for taking on this challenge in order to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis research. He has set a goal of $750, but I believe he can and will surpass that. If you would like to donate to his fund raising efforts click here.