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Monday, October 20th, 2014
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This cartoon is good on its own terms. For those of us who work in the Church, or who volunteer in Scouting, innumerable examples of over-trumpeted whizbangery come immediately to mind. Whatever your field of labor or hobby, I'll bet you can also name an example or two.
|Last Sunday's Sermon
Spiritual Disciplines: Witness
A couple of General Conferences ago, a friend of mine who was a delegate came back and told me, “We made a saint at General Conference, Art.” Oh come on,
I said, we don’t make saints.
"Oh, yeah, we do," she replied. It turns out that out of the thousands of petitions from United Methodists all over the world, somebody sent in a petition that we should recognize Dietrich Bonnhöffer as a Christian martyr. ( Collapse )
|All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
September hit me like a Mack truck carrying a load of bricks. Just as my body and brain were adjusting to the seasonal changes, the fall craziness struck. I didn't really realize how busy I was until I wrote up my October accounts and looked at the business mileage I racked up September. No wonder I was tired!
Things are still crazy busy and I am struggling to keep weight off, but October has been a little lighter than September. I'm not quite as flattened as I was. By the time we get done with Consecration Sunday November 9, I may have a wee bit of time to relax before the countdown to Christmas begins.
In the meantime, I try to get something important done each day. It's so easy to be crushingly busy without really accomplishing anything.