Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Source for Bulletin Material

Cool Biblical Art Website.

Parsonage Picture

Only two Last Supper Pictures here!

The "branch" is a set of reusable stickers.

Newly cleaned curtains, Hatfield House chairs, the end tables are the church's.

New lampshades. New throw pillows.

Ready for the Parsonage Open House.

Lots of goodies for all to enjoy.

Chaos' room. She wanted "that shade of orange no one likes."

The master bedroom.

Blue glass from Fenton and Blue Boy and Pinkie.

Morning Prayer -- From Augustine

Breathe in me, inspire, O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, shape my will, O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart closer to you, O Holy Spirit,
that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit,
that I always may be holy.

(From a prayer of St. Augustine)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


It's been a long time since I blogged. I used to blog once (or even twice!) a day. Facebook and Twitter seem to take care of the need to "post something RIGHT NOW" and have sucked up a bunch of my blogging energy and motivation. It's really not quite enough; I always have blogging ideas, usually right at midnight, but they never come to fruition.

The long and the short of my life right now: I've been appointed to a different church -- Pleasant Valley UMC in Monroe. I miss the people of Glade and Burts something terrible, but I'm loving the people of Pleasant Valley. We've about halfway moved into the parsonage at Pleasant Valley and I'm having fun decorating.

I see this as a real opportunity to go through the home we own in Loganville and get it ready to sell. However, the selling part isn't something I really see happening. The housing market around here has really bottomed out and I am NOT going to sell this house for less than we owe on the mortgage. So in the mean time, we are bi-locational. Literally. I'm spending time at the parsonage and Bill is spending time at the house in Loganville. We have split the cats for most of the week, reuniting them on Tuesday night or Wednesday and splitting them up on Thursday or Saturday. Minnie P, Barney and Alyx make OK "traveling cats." At one point this week, we had split the family almost evenly between the two residences. Bill's commute is easier from Loganville than Monroe.

I also have started a diet in the last three weeks and lost 15 pounds. I've had to go off it for a week or so because of a GI bug (among other things) but I'm picking it back up after tomorrow. I'm not really excited about the weight loss because it's all weight that I gained since the first of the year. My MD put me on some meds for FM that worked, but are also given to Anorexics for weight gain. (Doh!) Needless to say, I've gone off those meds.

My spiritual life is not as it should be -- until the moving is over and life settles down, I'm having a hard time finding the time to do anything other than sermon prep; and I miss it.

So, that's my life. Pictures later.