June 27th, 2008

speed limit


I have been juggling two things of very different emotional weight this week. I had a parishioner dying of cancer; the onset was very fast, and he went downhill even faster. And we've had Vacation Bible School going on, with lots of fun and hooplah.

This afternoon, I went to the visitation at the funeral home. Tonight, I'll go romp with the kids again, then write the funeral in the quiet after. Tomorrow, I go straight from the funeral dinner after the committal to a kids' pool party.

If anyone wants to understand what pastoral ministry is like, this is it. One has to learn to switch emotional gears without a clutch on some days, without bringing inappropriate gloom or grins to whatever occasion one is attending.

More assistance, please

Category II: Water Pictures

Still trying to identify the best of the best for enlargement and sale. Please identify your favorite(s). It will be greatly appreciated.

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The Falls The Falls
McCormick's Creek S.P., Indiana
Dragon's Mouth Spring, Yellowstone 2003 Dragon's Mouth Spring, Yellowstone 2003
Lake Colden, NY 2004 Lake Colden, NY 2004
Creek mouth Creek mouth
DeLacey Creek entering Lake Shoshone, Yellowstone National Park
Firehole River Firehole River
An excellent trout stream in Yellowstone National Park
Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness
Headwaters Headwaters
Adirondacks, New York, 2004
Gorse on Scafell Pike, Lake District, UK Gorse on Scafell Pike, Lake District, UK
Marcy Lake Marcy Lake
Barge on Ohio River Barge on Ohio River