Monday, June 27, 2005
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Good, I think; but even so, it's scary how easy it is to ad-lib in a sermon, even using a text. Now I have a whole month to prepare for the next one...and the very next day, I'll start...G R E E K !!
Friday, June 24, 2005
I solicit your prayers for my authentic preaching of the gospel this Sunday at 9 a.m. I also wonder how those of you with more preaching experience feel about the use of notes or text versus preaching with no written words of any kind. I'd value your thoughts.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Can't Believe I'm Falling For These Quizzes
You're A Prayer for Owen Meany!
by John Irving
Despite humble and perhaps literally small beginnings, you inspire
faith in almost everyone you know. You are an agent of higher powers, and you manifest
this fact in mysterious and loud ways. A sense of destiny pervades your every waking
moment, and you prepare with great detail for destiny fulfilled. When you speak, IT
SOUNDS LIKE THIS!
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Saturday, June 11, 2005
Meeting Marilynne Robinson
Friday, June 10, 2005
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Mysterious Unsolved Struggles
Since then, summer has come; it was 94 degrees in Davenport today. Having arrived home on Saturday, I note some thoughts thus far:
*Sentences beginning with "Mom..." are sweeter music than ever.
*A tall botanist with a reddish mustache is sleeping in my bed. Cool.
*I am descant deprived. No one at home sings like Susie, Beth, Jane and Judith.
*I had a nightmare that another 15-pp. paper was due for Pastoral Care yesterday -- and I didn't do it!
*I can't make a simple decision: take summer Greek or not? It might rule out a summer trip.
*Cooking again is great when there's an herb garden outside the back door.
*I think constantly of my classmates who have begun CPE. I hope it's as rewarding for them as it was for me in 2003.
*My dog is a steady companion, and listens without complaint to my sermon ideas for later this month.
*I need to be as patient with computer problems as Noah is. Actually, I wouldn't mind being as patient as Noah in all other ways, as well.
*I miss chapel! Maybe it's warmed up in there by now.
Sweet dreams to all.