Monday, December 10, 2012

preacher's got a brand new blog!

Mornin', chickadees!

The new fledgling blog is born:

She is a work in progress, but will allow me to continue posting pictures (which Blogger will not unless I pay.)  This blog will, of course, remain here, because it gives such a window into my life in the past five years.

I invite you to come on over, sit down with some coffee and meet my new friendly blog.  I think you're going to love each other.


Sunday, December 09, 2012

Bear with me, y'all...I know it's been FOREVER since I've posted.  I have tons of fun pictures/stories from being home at Thanksgiving I was going to share, but Blogger says I've reached my photo limit.  Bah humbug!  I'm working on a new blogsite so I can keep my pictures a-comin'.  I'll share it with y'all soon.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

curl up and chat a spell

-The warm comfort of a fresh-from-the-dryer cardigan.

-Looking everywhere for my fluffy dog and discovering that he had curled up in the sleeping bag I had out to pack for this weekend's youth retreat.  I think he'd like to be a stowaway.

-A long chat with a good friend that got us all caught up on life and theology.  I have such wonderful friends.

Monday, November 12, 2012

let me try that again...

-A delightful day spent running errands around Raleigh with a couple of friends. The target stop and Mexican food for lunch were especially enjoyable.

-A tree so bright with fall colors, it almost looked on fire. Have I said I love this time of year??

-Tripping over my tongue during communion and having everyone laugh (including me) making it feel more like a usual family dinner, which of course it should.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

a little warmth goes a long way

-Uplifting graffiti on a bus stop in a nearby trailer park.

-A little girl wearing a crown with joy.  She made me think of my nieces.

-Going from a frosty morning into the warmth of my house.  I'm so grateful that I have a warm place to live, so many do not.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

just divine, darlin'

-An entire day spent at home, preparing keynote talks for a presbytery retreat and relaxing after working all weekend. I can't remember the last time I was home all day. It was heavenly. (I voted early, by the way.)

-Hearing from someone wishing to join the church.

-A new creative endeavor: I am now a weekly food columnist for the Sanford Herald, the local paper in a neighboring town. Each week I get to share favorite recipes. What fun this is!

(The online edition isn't free, but you can just pay $2 a day to view that day's paper. My article comes out on Wednesdays.

Monday, November 05, 2012

turning over a new leaf

-A day spent working hard for our Mission to Cameron and raking up people's yards. The team insisted on doing mine too, which was so thoughtful. What a giving church.

-Going to hear a little bluegrass at a charming local place and feeling brave for going solo when friends couldn't make it. It turns out that the man who works there remembers me and said, "We haven't seen you here in too long! I was going to have to send a search party after you." How nice to be remembered.

-Cheery bright morning sunlight shining through the windows.