Friday, April 04, 2003

I don't know what I was thinking. I just asked for more work than I had to do, and I think I'm glad. Nothing quite like tightening the strings another crank when you can hear them starting to give way. Oh well. There's only another month of school and then SUMMER!!!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

I love school, but much like marriage, I'm not always captivated by it because it is hard work. This semester, however, I have a great class that is reshaping my thoughts about ministry. It has folded and beat down and molded my perception, and that is a good thing. Instead of thinking about running a church, I think about what the word pastor really entails.

Does a pastor get up and leave a flock because he is bored?
Does a pastor abandon the flock he has been charged with because he feels like doing something else?
Does a pstor ignore the sheep because he is busy in the office?

All valid questions that are making me think about the way we do church. This has been a good semester. I've been challenged; I've been stretched; I'm being changed.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

I am a fat vegetarian! You don't see many fat vegetarians, but i am one. I became a vegetarian for lent, because i thought giving up the animal flesh would be difficult, but it has been suprisingly easy. I discovered new flavors, because now i eat things other than highly processed dead stuff, and I actually enjoy yogurt and granola! i don't know if i'll stay a vegetarian forever, I've considered eating fish after lent, but I can say emphatically, this is the first time i've ever enjoyed losing my butt doing something.