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… for the week ending 6 March 2011

I am grateful for :: inexplicable patience.

On my mind today :: the nap I need, but won’t get.

I am seeing :: family.

I am hearing :: the incessant phone.

I am thinking :: “Calgon, take me away!” (Wow. That’s dated!)

I am hoping :: to tuck in with a good book.

I am wearing :: my church clothes … still.

I am creating :: a beautiful daydream in my head, with sunshine and warm breezes.

My favorite thing this week :: worship visitors.

The Word :: “You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” – 2 Peter 1:19b

What’s ahead next week :: Ash Wednesday.

Whew! Well, friends: that’s a wrap-up of my week. Leave me a note in the comments section below and tell me how your week has been.


Weekly WrapUp (3)

… for the week ending 13 February 2011

I am grateful for :: ministry partners on session that have courage and vision.

On my mind today :: Girl Scout Cookies. (I’m envious of BRC because no one tried to sell me any!)

I am seeing :: cans of paint for upcoming work on the house. (I finally decided on colors!)

I am hearing :: LOTS of wind outside. (Has Spring sprung?)

I am thinking :: that this article has helped turn me from my usual Valentine boycott toward an embrace of all things red, pink, and heart-shaped.

I am hoping :: To find an hour or two for painting sometime tomorrow.

I am noticing :: that the daily blogging and the anti-clutter project was much harder this week, when more calendar items competed for my attention.

From FPC, Golconda :: several things need some publicity this week, so I’ll be writing articles and laying out ads tomorrow.

From my writing desk :: don’t even ask.

From the home front :: encouraged by slow progress. The nephew liked the changes on his last visit.

I am wearing :: my least comfy pair of jeans.

I am reading :: way too many blogs!

I am creating :: a home of my own. (step by tiny step!)

My favorite thing this week :: reconnecting with old friends Eric and Jessica.

The Word :: “Choose life” (from Deut. 30)

What’s ahead next week :: watching to see how Valentine’s Day unfolds, church publicity, recruiting assistance with the Lenten study.

Whew! Well, friends: that’s a wrap-up of my week. How has yours been?


Weekly Wrap-up (2)

… for the week ending 6 February 2011

I am grateful for :: Advil. (I have a terrible toothache.)

On my mind today :: building raised beds so I’ll be ready to plant this spring.

I am seeing :: huge sheets of beadboard that I picked up from Lowe’s on Saturday.

I am hearing :: utter silence. (It’s lovely.)

I am thinking :: that Bruce Willis makes me laugh. This afternoon, I watched RED (a little Sunday afternoon brain-break) and remembered that I enjoy Willis more when he’s funny than when he’s die-hard. Of course, that could just be nostalgia for my childhood memories of Moonlighting … anybody remember that one?

I am hoping :: that I don’t have to travel to Effingham twice this week (for two separate meetings).

I am noticing :: that all my research into food ethics keep telling me the same things over and over again, from a bunch of different sources.

From FPC, Golconda :: the congregation was still talking about Stone Soup this week. Their enthusiasm reminds me that efforts in the service of fresh and meaningful worship are not in vain.

From my writing desk :: my “new year’s resolution” to be more intentional about my writing is yielding fruit. I’m finding the daily discipline of it a challenge, but I’m still committed.

From the home front :: I’ll be spending a couple of hours each day this week putting beadboard on the bathroom walls and painting. It should be quite a transformation and I’m very excited that within a couple of weeks, the bathroom may no longer look frightening.

I am wearing :: my black Chicos-wear. (It’s the ultimate pastor’s uniform.)

I am reading :: Food and Faith: justice, joy and daily bread. (I’m still not done yet.)

I am creating :: a Lenten study series on food ethics.

My favorite thing this week :: The Future of Food and King Corn, both of which I watched in preparation for our Lenten study on Food Ethics.

The Word :: “Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 150: 6)

What’s ahead next week :: talking “ag” with Eric on Monday (for the Lenten study), a Presbytery meeting (on Thursday), FPC Game night (Wednesday), a session meeting (Sunday), and hopefully some bathroom remodeling.

Whew! Well, friends: that’s a wrap-up of my week. How has yours been?


Weekly Wrap-up (1)

… for the week ending 30 January 2011

I am grateful for :: visitors to worship

On my mind today :: genetically modified alfalfa

I am seeing :: clean laundry that needs to be put away

I am hearing :: CorryDog’s dreaming noises

I am thinking :: that blogging every day is more difficult than I expected

I am hoping :: for lots of snow and ice this week

I am noticing :: that there is too much stuff in my house and that I’m ready to get rid of a lot of it

From FPC, Golconda :: Stone Soup Sermon today went pretty well

From my writing desk :: writing projects have been on hold for a couple of weeks while I make headway with the Lenten series and get my two blogs properly kicked-off

From the home front :: I haven’t worked at all on the remodeling projects over the last two week (while I was gone on study leave) but am looking forward to the start of ClutterBuster28 this week so I can get back on track

I am wearing :: jeans, my favorite green turtleneck and a comfy cardigan

I am reading :: Food and Faith: justice, joy and daily bread

I am creating :: a brochure for my creativity and spirituality class (Nurturing Your Creative Soul: awakening the artist within) that’s coming up in a month

My favorite thing this week :: hanging out with Memphis friends

The Word :: O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him. (from Psalm 34)

What’s ahead next week :: Some serious Lenten preparations, several P.R. pieces, and some worship music planning

Whew! Well, friends: that’s a wrap-up of my week. How has yours been?


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