Friday, May 28, 2010

Book 12 of 2010

This one struck my fancy and I am glad it did.  McLaren does a great job of discussing these 10 questions, questions I agree need to be raised and explored -- preferably without a pre-expectation of what the response will (should?) be.  This too would be a great book for a discussion group.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Ashley Joy
Born May 26, 2010 at 8:34. 3.02kg  (6lb10.5oz), 49cm(19.25inches)
Mom and baby are both well

Monday, May 24, 2010

CHanges Begin

Well not really begin since I firmly believe that the only that is constant is change.

But of the 2 big changes this spring/summer this week brings the first.  (And apparently has robbed me of mmy grammar knowledge -- based on that sentence anyway.)

This afternoon we drove to the City on the Lake.  TOmorrow we meet with a lawyer to sign documents around the house purchase.  THen we go tot he hospital for pre-op work.  C-SEction is scheduled for Wednesday--sometime--we have to be at the hospital for 6am but based on past experience it may well be afternoon before baby is removed.

Details will follow, likely not until I return to the hotel Wed night (unless we learn tomorrow that the hospital has wi-fi, then we'll take the laptop with us)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SAying Good-Bye....

I have been starting to work on this week's sermon.  The Scripture Reading is Jesus' High Priestly prayer from John 17.  The prayer isJesus' prayer for his friends and followers and those who will follow them...

ANd given that it is a month and a half before we move I find that my sermon thoughts are going to one question.  What is my prayer for these people with whom I have worked and churched for 9 years?

THe last while has been a time of lasts, and those will continue.  The week after I read my letter in worship was Palm Sunday (a day when the UCW always has a Ham Supper).  That was the first last--the last UCW meal we will be here for. 

Today was another last--the last meeting I will be at of the Community COunselling Advisory BOard.  Bittersweet moments all.

But back to the sermon.  I have given some thought to what the last Sunday in June will be.  But given the confluence of this Scripture passage and where we are as a faith community can I not share some of my hopes and prayers for this community this week?  Or does it need to wait for the last Sunday????