Mid-summer- already?!?!? One of my last summers since next year I will be heading to or already on internship. I continue to be astounded at how quickly this has all gone. Even though I ignored God's nudges for the last 10+ years, now that I am in the midst of doing what God wants me to do, a part of me wants it to simply slow down. And the reality is, this summer I am able to do that. Where I am staying in Rochester, I have the privilege to stay in a home. Yes, a true home where I am cared for, served, and am part of the family. And because of this, I am able to take a chance and slow down. Yesterday I did some baking, a cheesecake and two batches of scones. Later this week I am getting a massage, and each week I am able to take time to simply be. Be present with God, in the midst of God's beauty. And Scott comes to see me so that we keep in touch via SKYPE, but also I am 'relieved' of the driving headache this summer while he drives from Madison and we spend a mini-vacation in a hotel, catch up, tour Rochester, and spend time with friends.
Fourth of July- fireworks oh my! Unfortunately this year I will not be able to be part of the Columbus WI fireworks crew since I am in Rochester, and I will be oncall on Friday night. I will hit at least one fireworks show while in Rochester, so I will sort of get my pyro fix attended to.
Last week I preached on Galatians 3:23-29. In a couple weeks I am preaching on the Good Samaritan. I am thinking I will start off with a story of Fr. Damien who worked in Hawaii with people who were quarantined
|One of the churches built by Fr. Damien on the island of Molokai|