Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

[Pentecost +8]

FCS was doing Blessing of the Animals (Molly preaching Jubilee Sunday style with The Velveteen Rabbit and Psalm 23 as her texts) and when I first saw the email about that I thought, "Oh, that's the Sunday I'll check out a Quaker meeting" (someone asked me ~recently if I'd ever been to a Quaker meeting, and while I went to one when I was in Oxford I don't really remember a lot about it) and then I saw the date and realized I'd still be in NH from the wedding.

Because I didn't get home until close to midnight last night and was about ready to fall into bed, I figured I'd skip church this morning.

But I got up around 9 this morning, so I had options -- Cambridge Friends (Quakers) meet 10:30-11:30, and Liz W was preaching on grace at Arlington Street at 11 . But I still opted to just stay home -- in part because I wasn't sure how awake I'd continue to feel and I wasn't feeling all that up for a lot of people interaction after last night & in part because I frequently feel nervous about biking.

I did go to evening church, so I did eventually get out of the house.

***

"Joy Sadhana is a daily practice in the observation of joy."
-mylittleredgirl [more info]

Thus says God to these bones: "I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am God." (Ezekiel 37:5-6, NRSV, alt.)

Good things about today:
  • chatting with Houseguest J re: ways to God, hymns ("Children of the Heavenly Father" is in we don't know what hymnal [not Chalice, Pilgrim, or New Century -- hymnary tells me it's in Chalice, but we were trying to figure out which hymnal it was that his church had used it from], but it has a really nice tune [TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA], and The New Century Hymnal turns it into #487 "Surely No One Can Be Safer"; The United Methodist Hymnal leaves it alone at as #141), etc.
Things I did well today:
  • bought groceries
  • made dinner for tonight and lunch for tomorrow
  • washed dishes
Things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
Tags: joy sadhana, music, people: houseguest j
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