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Sunday, January 27th, 2008

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10:49p
[CHPC] sermon: "What we are here for?" [2008-01-27]
"Hear, O God, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me!
"Come," my heart says, "seek his face!" "Your face, O God, do I seek." Psalm 27:7-8


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10:51p
[CWM] (third Sunday after Epiphany) [2008-01-27]
Prelude and Silent Meditation
"Christ beckons us beyond the point of familiarity, asking us to risk doing something we don't know how to do, to become someone we're not yet sure we know how to be." -Mark Ralls

Call to Worship
[One] Blessed are you. God of all creation, and blessed is the communion into which you gather us.  You promised that when two or three gather you will be there in the midst of us.
[All] Send your Holy Spirit to call us by name and lead us home.
[One] We come defeated, we come dancing.  We come tired, we come trusting.  We come aggrieved, we come adoring.
[All] Send your Holy Spirit to call us by name and lead us home.
[One] We come because our hearts are made restless by echoes of a song we have never heard and memories of a place we have never seen.
[All] Send your Holy Spirit to call us by name and lead us home.

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10:54p
I don't even know what to use as a Subject Line.
Hi, ~12hrs of sleep, you're pretty awesome.

Last week, the weather.com forecast kept saying snow showers for the next day and I kept not seeing those.  This morning, however, there was in fact snow.  I felt very calm happy -- everything was covered in white, and the snow wasn't falling very heavily.

I was chatting with Rachel after CHPC Coffee Hour.  (I had to do laundry but had plenty of time before CWM, and worst case I would have pushed it to Tuesday night or something as I tend to prioritize people over everything else -- she broke up with her boyfriend of 2½ years just over a week ago, and I was telling her about my stuff as well.)  We went to Renee's Cafe, which I'd never been to before.  I got a Greek omelette and a large orange juice.  Tasty.
"Eternal God, our Rock and our Redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong.  We have lived for ourselves and apart from you." -from the Prayer of Confession at CHPC this morning (emphasis mine)
Rachel said there's gonna be a TransLaw conference at Harvard.  It's Friday Feb. 29 and Saturday March 1.  It starts with a 12:30pm lunch, with the first panel beginning at 2:15pm.  So taking the time off work shouldn't be a huge deal.  There's Singspiration that night, which I should probably just skip, though it's possible to manage to fit both in.  The second Friday panel (which is the one I'm most interested in) ends at 5:30pm, and the first Saturday panel begins at 9am.

I should also decide if I wanna go to the ARTSomerville pancake breakfast fundraiser this coming Saturday (10am-noon, CHPC, $6).

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

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
-Psalm 118:24


Five good things about today:
1. Sleep.
2. Snow.
3. Spending time with Rachel.
4. Tiffany.
5. When I got home from evening church, our sidewalk and steps were cleared.  We didn't get a huge amount of snow, so I don't think it would have been a big deal to walk the snowy steps in the morning, but it was still nice.

Three things I did well today:
1. I spent time with Rachel.
2. I did laundry.
3. I returned Beth's phone call (she'd called while I was out with my mom on Friday, and then she wasn't at church tonight).

Two things I am looking forward to (doing [better]) tomorrow:
1. Getting stuff done at work.
2. Um, I don't have any commitments after class tomorrow night, so I'm looking forward to that.

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Happy Birthday to my mom.  Yeah the day's nearly over, but whatever.  My mom is AMAZING ;)  As I've grown and matured a bit myself, I appreciate much more her modeling of being loving and giving and compassionate even toward people one doesn't like all that much.  I also continue to appreciate the hands-off parenting approach which is combined with full knowledge that I am safe to tell her anything.

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