Thursday, February 16, 2006

Snow, Snow, Snow

It's snowing today! I have a love hate relationship with snow. When I was growing up in the south, it snowed mainly once a year or so, if that much. We lived in fairly rural areas; so we would just hole up in the house for a day or two and wait for it to melt. I have very fond memories of snow days playing Monopoly and working kigsaw puzzles with my family. For the past seven years or so I have been living in places that get much more snow and do not stop for anything less the 24 inches of snow. Snow just isn't as much fun in the city with its inevetable turn to sludge and slippery driving conditions. I like living in the city, but when it snows I long for open spaces and time to just watch it snow or the sunset or rise on the snow.

Alas, that is not the case. Furthermore we need more snow this year in Nebraska, because though I am in the city, much of the state is farmland much in need of moisture. By the grace of God, knowing the need for this snow will be the balm my grouchy attitude needs as I drive home today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Building Community

I've spent a big portion of today working on announcements for different events. I graduated from seminary 10 months ago, and I thought that I learned a lot about communicating the Gospel while I was there--at least my preaching is better. However, people don't recieve information, especially about upcoming events I want them to attend, form the pulpit, and I deffinitely did not learn how to use microsoft publisher in seminary, though it is fastly becoming a major tool of my ministry.

For a long time I have been lamenting the churches unwillingness to use every tool available to spread the Gospel--lamenting that it is too tied to old forms of communication. Well, I'm ordained now, and consequently more a part of the church establishment then ever before. So I guess I should get off my butt and blog more!

God Loves You!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Diocesan Staff

So I'm in a diocesan staff meeting and it might produce a blog of each diocesan staff person. Slowly but surely we will get this church into the late 1990s.