Tuesday, June 28, 2005

When is more too much?

I had a silly thought last night - I should start another blog dedicated to women going through menopause. I'd call it A Glass Half Full. I'd really like to do it. The problem is I can barely find the time to do this one and my writers' blog, let alone start another! Oh well, maybe I'llput the idea on the back burner just in case my life slows down. Ha!
Time to lay my head down.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

The idea of the gathering made me a little nervous. It was an informal BarBQ to which all the members of the ministerial were invited. My husband and I brought our steaks and salad and arrived before anyone else. I'd met a few of these people - the Baptists, Lutherans and the Alliance pastor who was hosting the event. But I hadn't met the new woman minister at the Anglican church nor the wife/husband team at the United. I confess it was their presence that made me a little nervous. I wondered how things would go if anyone dared to venture onto the stage of theology. The views of some were vastly different than others.
The food was great and our host was gracious. As the dessert was placed on the table, he suggested we all share a bit about ourselves - where we were from, how long we'd been at our present church, etc. It was then that the evening started to shine. Each one in turn talked about their life's journey and it was fascinating how all of us had wandered and wavered but eventually found our way into the Lord's service. The closing prayer of the Lutheran minister was apt. as he thanked God that each of us had been given a place in service here in Ponoka.

The ways of God are so often beyond us - I would never have chosen that group of people for this place, but they are all, in very individual ways, well suited to the ministry here. It was a delight to see his pattern woven together once again in a beautiful tapestry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

All things new

Whew! My head has been spinning a lot these days. Just started a new job at an optometry clinic and they have been teaching me aspects of all areas of the business so it's been a bit overwhelming. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'all things new!'
I can see the Lord is going to be teaching me a lot in this place as I learn new skills and work with several new people. It's scary and exciting at the same time but I'm blessed to have at least two co-workers who are also sisters in Christ.
I'm going to have to figure out a way to rearrange my life so I still have time to write, blog, read, think creatively and still maintain my equilibrium at home and at church.
Anyone who is so inclined, please keep me in your prayers!