|Oliver, my daughter's dog. Photo taken by someone at the equestrian center where my daughter is a trainer.|
What about you? Feeling like you can't go fast enough to be ready for pancakes and ashes - coming a week from Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh my.
But before we get to that we have today. Groundhogs and sermons and winter...at least it is deep winter here with frigid temperatures...and it's unlikely spring will arrive any time soon. So, indoors I am today, working on my sermon. You?
Are you considering reflecting on Jeremiah, and what it means to be "called?" Are you thinking about the call of all believers, the priesthood of all? Maybe you are pondering how hard it is to follow God? Perhaps you are also considering the reading from 1 Corinthians - the well known (ahem *overused* perhaps) passage about love. I admit, I used this passage in my wedding and so it remains significant to me...but, oh, so much more than just that. I think my core sermon is always about love. Hard love, God love. So, maybe you are thinking about love and how to preach on Paul's words? Or maybe you want to talk about Jesus. Poor Jesus, son of Joseph...turned on by family and friends in his hometown. Maybe you are thinking about that - about what it means to be known?
And...what about the kids? Any ideas for children's time that you care to share?....
I'm not sure where I am going with my sermon tomorrow. I'm leaning toward Jeremiah...but who knows? The Spirit will take me where she needs me to go...that much I trust.
One thing I do know, the Spirit tends to show up at the party! So come on, let's welcome her in - y'all are welcome too. I have good, strong! coffee. I have tea. I think I'll make a run for fresh donuts. Or maybe I'll make pancakes...so pull up a chair. Grab a mug, and let the party begin!