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Monday, November 13, 2006

Monday Meet n' Greet

Hey all! First we have a couple of folks to greet...


Get Her Words Out: Thoughts of an MTF transgender seminary graduate working her way through the PC(USA) ordination process. Go over and support her as she is in process and all of us pcusa'ers know what THAT's like. OI!

besomami: Mom to two amazing kids, wife of a pastor/graduate student, interim pastor of a PC(USA) congregation in the desert southwest. Be sure to scroll down and check out the SWEET fire truck the kids were driving around at a birthday party.

Don't forget to head on over and give these folks a nice 'Howdy!'

And now for the meet...

Let's hang out with cathyknits! Cathy knits and more - a lifelong lay Episcopalian who is also a member of the religious order Daughters of the King. She is a wife, mother, teacher, and friend. She sings, knits, reads, and prays. Not necessarily in that order and can do many at the same time.

1) Got blog?
Oh yeah, I got blog –

2) What are your favorite non-revgalblogpal blogs?
You mean there are some? Oh there are a few
– Yarn Harlot –
Mason Dixon Knitting – and a new one I just found – Time goes By – what it’s really like to get older -

Professionally, I like Education wonks -

3) What gives you joy?
Singing, reading, my students, family, gardening – oh life in general!

4) What is your favorite sound?
This is only ONE of my favorite sounds – it really isn’t fair to ask for a favorite – anyway, I love listening to the cicadas on a summer evening.

5) Describe a perfect day in your world.
No phone, no tv, reading a book and knitting, no responsibilities.

6) What do you hope to hear once you reach the pearly gates?
Oh another sound – well, I told my daughter once that I sure hope they had a bathroom up in heaven when she asked me if there was one. So I better say I hope I hear the toilet flushing.

7) You have up to 15 words: what would you put on your tombstone?
don’t think that if I am cremated I will have a tombstone – so perhaps I am exempt from this question

8) What color do you prefer your pen?

9) What magazines do you subscribe to?
Southern living, A Taste of Home, Weavings, Birds in Bloom, Interweave Knits, Creative Knitting, Mailbox (teacher magazine)

10) Why are you cool?
Because I embrace dorkism

11) Got a funny story?
One of the funniest stories about church that really happened – one of my friends, Chuck, God rest his soul, was layreading. He got ready to announce the psalm. “The portion of the Psalter appointed for this day is Psalm 23 found on page 784 of the Phone book – then he said – well we know that’s not right – our phone book isn’t that big…. And then said prayer book. (I have no idea what psalm is really was or what page it was on – those are arbitrary for the story). We all had great fun with that one. Hope Chuck is laughing right now….

12) What is something you want to achieve this year? This decade? This lifetime?
Get the addition to our home so Mom can have her apt!
Decade – I would like to go on an Alaskan cruise.
Lifetime – sometime I would like to sing with the Berkshire Choral Festival (okay – the decade and lifetime could be interchangeable).


  1. Yay! More Presby bloggers!

  2. Wow, this is a great mix! And Cathy, no fair making me laugh like that when my throat hurts so much! Either it will make me better or kill me.... :)

  3. I like Cathy's choral goal!
    But answer me this, will smama. Is it a requirement for PC(USA) pastors to blog? ;-)

  4. Thanks for the warm welcome. I don't know Songbird, maybe it is some Presby compulsion issues!

  5. Because of our connectional and board-driven system no one is required to listen to us so we blog... where at least as folks are ignoring us, we cannot see them.

  6. Heehee, will smama.
    I just wonder why more UCC pastors aren't blogging. Aren't we supposed to be forward-thinking types?

  7. or UFMCC, for that matter, will smama and Songbird.

    We're sp'osed to be cutting edge and techno-geeks...oops!

  8. Or Disciples. We're supposed to have the most highly educated congregations.
    Of course, we're descended from Presbyterians and connected with UCC so - hmmm.

  9. Welcome to our new bloggers.

    And Cathy, you are such a knit person.
    Dorkism and all.

    We Methodist just think the internet is our parish.


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