When I think of control, I think of music, and musicians.
Musicians need to control a great many things as they make music. Pitch, volume, intonation, facility, and much more. I’ve been blessed to work with many musicians! Making music together is truly a marvelous experience.
Many classes, teachers, mentors and individuals assisted in my formation. Including 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. (Shout outs to Revs. Romy, Peter, Caroline and Mary, my CPE supervisors!) And, of course, appreciation to all 4 groups.
Yes, I spent many years in formation, and haven’t stopped yet! Thank You, Jesus, that You haven’t gotten fed up with me, either.
Yesterday was the anniversary of my ordination, March 15, 2017. What a wonderful day to remember! Certainly, a day for me to affirm the direction my life has taken for the past 20 years. My anniversary, or ordiversary (as the wonderful group RevGalBlogPals says!). Praise God for direction. ##lentensnapshots2022
There was a small winged insect flying around our apartment this evening. This was quite exciting for our cat, #MarytheCat! Mary spent the better part of an hour stalking that insect, even leaping into the air. To no avail – how frustrating!
How much is my life frustrating like that? Do I stalk things, and even leap in the air, only to be frustrated at not catching anything? Lord Jesus, help me. Show me how not to get so frustrated, please.
The Greenstone United Methodist Church in historic Pullman (on the far south side of Chicago) stands as an inviting space, its interior high-ceilinged, warm and holy. Such a comfortable, welcoming place of worship. I experienced it as holy, indeed.
Already? Is it Friday already? Is it 9:00 already? Is it the end of class already? Is my birthday over already?
Time passes so quickly. Savor each day. Live one day at a time. As Jesus said at the end of Matthew 6, each day has concerns of its own. Consider each day. Live without regrets. Live one day at a time.
NOW is the time we can change: not yesterday, not tomorrow.
When it is March and it is still very cold and snowy (as is forecast tomorrow!), I like to see spring flowers. Photos, paintings, real flowers at the store, it doesn’t matter. Promises of coming spring!