Tuesday, September 30, 2008

..is this thing on?

So just when I am pretty sure that no one remembers this blog, I get a comment from someone named 'misere'. Partner that with the deepest of longings in my heart to re-examine my call as my faith community tries to re-think how we do ministry. So here I am.

I used to be on the other side of this debate that we call free market economy. I had it good, to understate things a bit. Not so much that I had to worry weather or not the FDIC will cover me, mind you, but I got by on more than I needed and wasted more than my fair share of resources.
I squandered what I had, hit rock bottom financially and in the process figured out who I am in the deepest, soul-searching way. Having nothing more to lose, I asked God to remove the scales from my eyes and to show me a different way, the way of love. Now that I see, I can not un-know what I know. Those that I left on the other side of the debate think I have sold out, that I enable others to rely on the safety-net systems of our society. I pray that one day that they can see things as they really are.....

I have been trying to figure out how my call is changing as I am struggling through a spiritual dry spell. Trying to make a difference in the lives of all that I meet in the midst of this time of great uncertainty that we all are facing, some of us ridiculously more so than others. In the midst of this train wreck that we call free market democracy, we are bound in chains and are waiting for something other than excrement to trickle down, yet hope springs forth in what might be. How will I instill hope in others?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Still Kicking -- Just way too busy

I just wanted my friends to know that I am alive and well, just still very busy with the following:

1) Work -- this is the worst month of the year for me. UGH
2) The Move -- We are moved in, but we still have lots of boxes and we are working on the outside of the house -- gardens, yard, painting the exterior of the house, etc.
3) Addie -- She has more good days than bad, but her cancer is progressing, and we have been told to expect that the end will come suddenly -- so while we no longer believe she can beat this cancer, we are doing our best to keep her as healthy as possible so that she enjoys what time she has left.
4)Softball -- we started softball for the season. We play on Mondays and Thursdays, so this is taking up alot of time, but it is really my only true source of fitness, other than the lifting and emptying boxes, and moving topsoil and mulch :)

Hope all of the RevGals and Pals are doing well. I miss being able to keep up to date. Hope I will be able to return soon.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Latest RevGal Meme

1) Do you like your hair?

Yes and no :-) It's low mintenance and spikey fun, but sometimes unruly too.

2) Have you ever colored your hair? If not, would you consider it?

Yes. I once came home with purple hair and a wild cut. Mom was not pleased.

3) What's the longest you've ever worn your hair? The shortest?

Longest- halfway down my back. Shortest- shaved bald. I raised money for kids with cancer about 2 years ago saint patty's day. It was almost all one length at about 7 inches when I did it, which is long for me. Curious? Look here and here and here
I raised $1800 for children and it is one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done.

4) When and what was your worst. haircut. ever?

I cut my own bangs as a toddler too many times to count. Was a bit of a hellion. Good thing I grew out of that ;)

5) Tell us a favorite song or scene from a book or movie dealing with hair.

I have two words to say (and no, it's not "Denny Crane") ------>


I challenge anyone to beat me on the shock value of #3.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ok, I'm game

I am interested in what others think of me. Please select what words describe me on my Johari Window. If you really want to help me, try my Nohari window. Thanks :-)

Monday, January 30, 2006

My furry friend, Addie

For those of you who talk to me on a regular basis, you know that my dog was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. It is not curable, so we are doing our best to make her limited time with us a happy as possible. She is a great dog, and her life will be cut short -- she is about 3.5 years old. She has a special place in our hearts, having been born deaf. I have been too caught up with things at home to post any more frequently. All of your prayers are appreciated.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Light Blazes in the Darkness

A Light Blazes in the Darkness

Just in case I have any readers, don't forget to make a daily trip to the Advent Devotional blog that accompanies the RevGalBlogPal book: A Light Blazes in the Darkness.
A group from my faith community is using this resource for Advent this season. We are meeitng on Tuesday nights to reconnect in this season of preparation and waiting.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

We are merely Stewards

This story really hit me this morning. Perhaps it is because of Sunday's gospel message of the talents. We are gven gifts that must be shared others. Our inheritance has nothing to do with property. We do not "own" anything, but everything is given to us by God. We get caught up so much in church finances and the building. This congregation is listening to the "Still Speaking God". The death of one congregation provides for the ressurection of God's pople through the new caretakers. May this congregation experience the resurrection of Christ through this act of stewardship. Theirs is the inheritance that God has waiting for them.