With this being Holy Week for those of us in the Western church, your week's offerings on this blog will likely be a little different. The goal is to free your blog contributors up for their other duties and give us all a slightly different perspective on an extraordinary liturgical time.
We have quite a few new members to meet today, so here goes!
Hyggelig and Giggly in Oslo - "I'm on seminary internship this year in Oslo, Norway. Home is where my friends and family may be - so many places, mainly the midwestern United States."
On the Other Hand, Who Knows What I'll Do? - Art, Craft, Liturgy, Theology, and Bitching (And cooking! Lots and lots of cooking.)
An Orientation of Heart - Jiff is "a Presbyterian pastor in a midwestern suburb. These are my views as I think about life, ministry, and family, blooming where I'm planted, and experiencing "peace--the other name for home." (Kathleen Norris)
Out of the Ordinary - VirginnyLee is "...a wife, a mother of two cat babies, a student at LTSP, and a bookstore employee. I love to knit, sew, craft, and cook. I have a degree in theatre and therefore can be a bit dramatic at times."
all.things.2.all.people - A married queer clergywoman working it out. "I'm kind of a private person. I guess that's something about me. Really. It is. That, and this: I am the pastor of a medium sized protestant church. Don't let that keep you from reading. Pastors are human. We can be incredibly funny, irreverent, and wry. Oh yeah, and sometimes we try to be all things to all people."
here I stand - A Lutheran husband, father, saint/sinner and soon to be pastor sharing stories of faith, life, love, discipleship and welcoming the strangers in our midst, while living as a child of God in a fallen world.
it doesn't get better than this - life as a minister and a mom.
Go by and welcome these new folks, and if you feel like it, tell us something about YOU in the comments!