Sunday, February 07, 2010

we

-Tee and Toast gal at St. George's saying, "Hey! I found your blog! So I'm Tee and Toast Gal, huh?"

-Talking to Hazelnut Latte Creator about Texas and how he's always dreamed of going to Austin and about the awesome South by Southwest music festival there and how the city works hard to support local business above big business.

-Heading for the bus home and running into (not literally, but nearly) Dave driving. He offered me a lift home, and I offered him the carrot cake I had bought to bring to his house later for dinner.

-Enjoying dinner and wine with friends and all that comes with it: silly music, stimulating conversation, food and more food and hilarious stories.

-Talking to my niece on the phone and my mom saying, "Oh, she's beaming!"

-Speaking to the young people about my take on the Gospel: that we belong to God and we belong to each other. We looked at an illustration from theologian Roberta Bondi: "Suppose we were to take a compass and insert the point and draw the outline of a circle… Let us suppose that this circle is the world and the center is God: the straight lines drawn from the circumference to the center are lives of human beings. So to move towards God, each individual must move towards the center… and the closer they are to one another, the closer each is to God." We also looked at scripture, my stories and A Brief Statement of Faith, which I just love. At the end, I had them close their eyes and picture someone who really annoyed them or who was mean to them and then they opened their eyes and I said with a smile, "You belong to that person, and they belong to you. Sorry, it's not easy, but it's the truth. We're all made in the image of God to be one family."

-Planning the evening service I'm doing next Sunday (yay!), which is Valentine's Day. I thought about a cheesy love-y theme but then realized that Lent begins the next Wednesday, so I'll be focusing on that. In true form, I've come up with a ridiculously nerdy title: Le(n)t it be. Oh, how I amuse myself. :)

-Having a bit of a cold and enjoying that deep, dreamless sleep that comes with being a little sick and really needing it.

-Three words: caramel roobois tea. Oh, wow. Find it! I've stopped (my family with be shocked to know) taking sugar in my tea and coffee for this past week in an effort to just be a little healthier and this caramel tea might be cheating, but it's sooooo good.

(on another note: hopefully my camera battery charger arrives tomorrow and these boring words can be joined with pictures again!)

1 comment:

Clay and Ashley said...

So...I had a dream last night that I lived in Ireland, was walking through my neighborhood, and came upon a blue jutebox that played only Johnny Cash songs. What the ???