Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Fun Friday Five

Here's what Dorcas suggests for today:

So, what's up, Rev Gals and Pals?  How are you spending your summer?  (I know, some of you are in a different hemisphere and it may be chilly...sorry!)  Are you experiencing fire or floods or tornadoes?  Vacationing?  Working harder than ever?  Experiencing change?  Longing for change? 

Share five things that are happening in your life, personally or professionally or some of each, in this season of life.

OK . . . .

1. I'm hoping, wishing, longing for a call that will bring some shape and focus to my life.  There's a tiny bit of movement on that front, but that's about all that I can say about it.

2. I'm involved in the planning for a city-wide commemoration of 9/11 as a new board member of an organization that promotes interfaith dialogue.

3.  I'm doing planning and organizing  and teaching for various retreats and workshops and classes that have little to do with my primary objective but everything to do with where the invitations are coming from, so I'm also being forced to give a lot of thought and prayer to What That Might Mean.

4.  We have a family vacation planned for the mountains of western North Carolina, where we are going to meet The Lovely Daughter in mid-August after her camp-counseling summer.  Here's a view of Camp From Above:

5.  And . . .  next Tuesday I'm off for my eight-day silent retreat, which cannot come a second too soon, here:


  1. Sounds lovely. Especially the silent retreat--sometimes I beg the girls for a few moments of quiet time. Sometimes I get it when I enforce it.

    I used to spend a good deal of time in the NC mountains (even worked at Methodist Retreat Center Lake Junaluska for college summers...). Hope you have a great time!

  2. You're in that waiting time, which can be retrospectively seen as bountiful--but uncomfortable while in it. You know how to wait and are showing that, especially with planning retreats and going on that long silent one. Blessings.

  3. God bless you, your family, your work and your retreat. May all things work together for good, daily unfolding light and love for you, and for those you serve.

  4. love the picture! And, hopeful about #1. Wishing you a blessed retreat.