I had dinner with Pr. Lisa this evening.
She said she appreciates my candor, my intellectual integrity, and my heart -- and said no one could give the prayer I did over our food ["Dear God, thank you for this food, may it bless us and nourish us; we ask your blessing on all those responsible for bringing this food to our table, on all those who have no food and those for whom food is a difficult issue, on all those who have nowhere to eat or no one to eat with; we thank you for this time together, may we be blessed by our time together as well as by the food which we are about to consume."] and not have a soul, a heart for ministry.
My Pride vs. Annual Conference dilemma has been solved by a wedding invitation, apparently ;)
And I agreed to preach at H!PS next month. \o?