Sorry, early risers - the party's getting started a bit later this week because, well, I just woke up :) The coffee is on and should be ready any minute. That cake fest last week was fabulous for the mind and mouth, but dangerous for the hips, so I've set out some fresh fruit, yogurt, and granola for this week's repast (although I certainly won't try to stop you if you bring something a little less healthy to the table).
Now, on to the actual sermon writing...I don't know about all of you, but I'm feeling that my process this week has been a bit like putting my hand to the plow (a la the Gospel lectionary reading for this week) and trudging forth. But believe me, I've looked back plenty of times. Even this morning, I'm about to ditch the plow and trade it for a guitar for a few hours. In the meantime, I'll be continuing to ponder how to preach these hard sayings of Jesus.
What about you? What ideas or questions are you having as you prepare to preach? Take a seat at the table, preaching pals, and let's plow onward together.