July 6th, 2010

small girl in big world [_extraflamey_]

"and i owe my life to the people that i love"

I just updated my facebook status: "Elizabeth thinks that what she wants most for her birthday this year is to spend time with people she loves (though she also encourages people to make donations to CWM)."

I continue to blame the heat for most of my lack of energy/brainpower, but it was also occurring to me that I haven't had a whole lot of quality meatspace time with people I love recently.

"i'm not worthy of you / you're not worthy of me"

Happy-making things thus far today:

(1) FCS Support Pastor Ian emailed the listserv with his contact information, when he'll be around, etc. (which is a happy-making thing in and of itself) and also said:
For those reading "Altar in the World" - I will be considering
Chapter 5 "The Practice of Getting Lost - Wilderness",
as I prepare my sermon this week on the scripture - Luke 10:25-37.
This is the story of the Good Samaritan.
I replied: "Yay! I am excited that we are returning to the Altar in the World sermon series! And you get extra bonus points for doing it while staying on lectionary!"

(2) I emailed JoeF. to invite him to hear me preach on July 25. He has a previous commitment, but in his reply he said:
I'm happy to hear you're on the platform again. You have a wonderful gift for communicating thoughts and ideas. I wish more people had your willingness to stand up and be counted, whether or not I agree with them.