FOR TODAY September 21, 2014
Outside my window… dark. I didn’t get onto my laptop today until Daniel was asleep. On the plus side, the weather is 20F cooler than it was last week.
I am thinking… about worship today. We didn’t end up doing the awesome Doxology below (our organist accidentally played the one to the hymn tune “Old 100th” instead) but I’ve got it stuck in my head anyway.
I am thankful… for my incredibly awesome mother-in-law watching Daniel so I could go do choir and church. I have to church-train him one of these days.
In the kitchen… I think my mother-in-law’s stuffed zucchini is still on the counter.
I am wearing… my Momcat shirt and navy running shorts.
I am praying for… a parish for Jon and some special intentions.
I am going… for a long walk tomorrow morning if my foot isn’t flaring too badly.
I am reading… A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren. A friend recommended it and I’m having a hard time putting it down.
I am hoping… to have a smooth week without too many major surprises.
I am looking forward to… this coming weekend when I get to go to San Diego with Jon where he is supplying at the church his great-grandfather started.
I am hearing… water going through pipes or something.
Around the house… I think I’m the only one awake.
A favorite quote for today… I found this today while reading A New Kind of Christian and loved it:
“Actually, if there’s one thing I wish I could tell every Christian about evangelism in the postmodern world,” he replied, “it would be about that word [conversation]. I would say to stop counting conversions, because our whole approach to conversion is so, I don’t know, mechanistic and consumeristic and individualistic and controlling. Instead, I’d encourage us to count conversations, because conversation implies a real relationship, and if we make our goal to establish relationships and engage in authentic conversations, I know that conversions will happen. But if we keep trying to convert people, we’ll simply drive them away. They’re stick of our sales pitches and our formulas.”
One of my favorite things… cuddles with Jon.
A few plans for the rest of the week: the only major plan is a lunch date with a family friend on Wednesday.
A peek into my day… So, I decided to use this space for my “What I Wore On Sunday” post again.
I was going for something that would be cool under my choir robe. I ended up deciding on this:
Here’s a better shot of my pants with the shoes. (Pardon the belly shot. I promise that I’m not pregnant — it’s just the angle of things.)
For those wondering about the foot, it’s one of three things: a strain from overworking it, arthritis, or bursitis. In any case, I’m putting the principles of RICE into action and the compression part is being handled by athletic tape because there’s not a brace on the market that sufficiently covers it.