Monday, January 30, 2012

You See What Happened

In my last post, I stated that I needed to slow down and listen. I've been doing that. Honest.

It doesn't lend itself to blogging, but I've been lurking here and there.

I had been angsting about my religious studies group. Since my last post I have gone on sabbatical from EfM (Education for Ministry, an Anglican 4 yr program for laypeople to increase their knowledge of the bible and theology). Since releasing myself from that obligation, I have been like a bumblebee visiting the flowers. From one part of the garden to another. So far, so good.

When I go back there to take a formal good-by bow, I will bring back news of Peter Menkin, the poet. You may find him at Look for his piece, Ash Wednesday.

What's good about today? Changing it up!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Could Be a Problem . . .

I usually stay for the monthly business meeting and this past week I had something to complain about! Our group conscience states that we will share for 1-2 minutes in a round robin fashion. The meeting had been packed with people on Saturday and the few people who got to speak hogged the time. It ticked me off and I expressed my exasperation and was glad enough for that. No way is this group ready for a timer!

My religion class confounds me always, it goes on and on in an unexciting way. At an extremely slow pace. I just feel like there are better things I could be doing. As in, anything could be better than sitting there in that class.

I notice how impatient I am at work with people who meander around the point.

Maybe I'm having a problem listening in several areas of my life. I don't particularly like to talk either, note the gaps between posts lately! Ah well, I surrender.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's Good About Today?

Prayer and Laughter.

Most mornings I start in the fellowship of others exchanging concerns and camaraderie. We laugh, we get choked up and, yes, sometimes roll our eyes. It gives me a good start to the day because honesty is currency there, the rest of the day can be a little sketchy.

Starting the day in communal prayer, that's what's good about today.