Saturday, September 17, 2011

Presbytery Meeting

Albert Einstein famously said, "The way I see it, you have two ways to live your life: one, as if no miracles exist and the other, as though everything is a miracle." To be open to the miraculous is to be open to impossible things becoming possible. It is a stance toward life that is fundamentally hopeful, one that places confidence in God always, and is especially confident when all other sources have run out.

~ from today's Inward/Outward

Presbytery meeting today, the meeting at which I hope to be approved for ordination.

Some new and demanding life complications as of Wednesday became much more challenging yesterday.

So:  I'm thinking about Teresa of Avila saying to God: If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few of them!

And: We are going for the seemingly impossible becoming entirely possible.


  1. Teresa's statement sure makes sense, doesn't it? So many run in the opposite direction. Somehow, we decided not to... although I admit to turning tail on occasion.

    I know we're all faced with the choice in Einstein's famous quote. It's challenging work to take the path of hope. We get out of bed, we function daily, we go forth and live with intention - most of the time.

    Thinking of you, praying for you as you wait for decisions. Hoping...

  2. Yup. You go, girl. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, love, love,
    Karen East

  3. Robin, I'm so glad you get inward/outward also, it's a real treasure in my life.
    Just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers evening and morning while this 'thing' is overshadowing you... and while you are in the ordination process.
    Our old Swedish Lutheran cousins used to say, "We will remember you before the Throne of Grace," and that just about says it.

  4. Monica asked Augustine to remember her at the altar -- know that I am and will continue to do so, through miracles and deserts alike.


  5. For all that is...and all that will be.

    Look forward to your impression of the presbytery meeting. I find it fascinating to hear/observe about candidates experience on the floor of presbytery.


  6. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Amen to that. God is love; may we rest in, and be sustained by that love!

  8. Congratulations and blessings to you as you begin your ordained ministry in SC. You handled your ordination examination extremely well. May God lead you into all that is yet before you - new and abundant life for you and SC.

  9. Stinuksuk, were you there??????