I love you every week, but some weeks are harder than others in the ministry life, and I know this has been one of those for some of us. We may not go out to battle carrying a bow, but we're definitely in the trenches of every day life, responding to whatever gets flung our way and to whatever befalls the people around us.
So this is a big thank you to everyone who participates here, whether you comment every week or just chime in occasionally. You are all this community. Your humor, your kindness, your exegetical insights and your presence make the 11th hour manageable.
Where are you headed this week? Are you saying the V-word, a gauntlet thrown down by our friend, Wil? Tying the gospel lesson to the news about healthcare? Planning to explore the relationship between David and Jonathan? Looking for options that sound less like a minefield?
Whatever your direction for preaching, whatever the circumstances in your context, you are welcome here. Join us in the comments and share what's going on in your world.
At the church I serve, it's Strawberry Festival day, so pull up a chair to the virtual table and enjoy some strawberry shortcake! And pick up a pie to take home for later. I'll keep the Fair Trade coffee coming, too. Let's party!