Tuesday, September 26, 2006

unpredictable worshipper

I became a totally unpredictable worshipper this past weekend as I found myself "preaching" the message at all 4 of our services.

Some observations:
- talking at 4 services is a chore, I have a new appreciation for my pastor who does this each week
- following the LBW (Lutheran Book of Worship) feels so lifeless, especially when done back to back with our contemporary service which is filled with rhythm & motion & openness & risk takers
- we added several other unpredictable elements, such as communal communion, a powerful acapella solo performed on bended knee, a guided prayer meditation
- while stepping out of my comfort zone was extremely uncomfortable, it wasn't as painful as I imagined it would be

the unpredictable worshipper (pdf)

Revelation 2:7

Thursday, September 21, 2006


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Sunday, September 17, 2006

link list

should you be on notice?

The hubby and I have been spending a large portion of our tv time (which really isn't that much) on Comedy Central. I find it's so much easier to learn about my government's screw-ups on the Daily Show. And I must admit that the Colbert Report is the show I hate to love.

The first time I saw the On Notice list, I just had to find out why Lutherans were listed.

Make your own on notice board.

top 10 reasons for not blogging

Ouch! I can't believe it's been over a month since I blogged here. I think I read somewhere that a blogger shouldn't give their excuses for not blogging, but I must. Because if I don't and I actually go back and read some of this crap, I'll wonder, gee why did I take that long break. What earth shattering events were going on in my life? or Did I finally realize it was tripe?

10. I realized my thought processes were probably flawed and sharing them with the world bordered on lunacy.
9. I then discovered that didn't matter because I am addicted to blogging and tried to find a suitable treatment program.
8. The family vacation to Hawaii seemed like just the ticket, but the effects are starting to wear off.
7. Then I had to deal with the start of a new school year, which went something like this - "I know you've been living a swimsuit for the past few weeks and according to all your relatives you've grown several inches over the summer, so is there any chance you have some regular clothes that will fit you for school? I better go check the fridge to see if there's anything we can pack in your lunchbox today?"
6. I thought I should catch up on some housework.
5. Yeah right, instead I'll play around with the blogger beta (I like it so much better, but I can't lose all this, can I?).
4. Oh yeah, I should probably spend some time working on the websites I actually get paid for and maybe bill some clients and pay bills (I don't know why my hubby worries about this so much).
3. Hmm, some quality family time would be nice, how about camping and geocaching?
2. I think my audience of 1 (hi Mom) has probably heard enough out of me for a while.
1. Ack! I've got blogger's block with no worthwhile topics or issues to share. Heck, I didn't even have a stupid thought to share. It was a very scary time.