February 26, 2008

Middle Name Meme

I don't always participate in all the memes that fly around the blog world. But I'm left with nothing much to say these days and little time to post (plus PS's middle name is similar to mine and was a great starting point), so here goes:

1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.

2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

I am a complete J on the Myers-Briggs scale. Organization and details ... I've got it beyond covered.

O: I am an optimistic person. Glass half-full, walking on the sunny side of the street, rose-colored glasses kind of gal.

A: I always have chocolate in my apartment. Especially dark chocolate. Mmmmm.

N: Needs a job ... seriously churches. I'm cool, I love ministry.

I'm not one to tag people, so if you want to play, do so.

February 21, 2008

The Point I'm At

Searching for a job can be a full time job in itself. The work of reading forms and initiating "dating" relationships with potential churches can be really invigorating, but it can also be so draining, exhausting, frustrating, etc.

Yet, I'd still rather be doing that than be a student. School is good; my elective is great; learning is important. I've just reached a point where I know that I'm not going to know it all when I leave and that's fine and I'm okay with that.

So I'd rather be in the church actually involved in ministry than stuck in a classroom at this point.

A timely reminder from the stamp I gave my kids at the Y today ...

I'm a star! This whole call process will work out.

February 07, 2008


I need balance in my life. I need to escape the seminary bubble and interact with people who don't spend all day in the classroom or the library studying God, theology, and things divine.

This semester I am getting that balance on Thursday afternoons. In the afternoon, I head over to the local YMCA and teach a dance and gymnastics class for 3-5 year olds. For an hour or so, I worry about somersaults and cartwheels, first position and plie.

I laugh as they tell me stories about nursery school or getting a shot; they laugh as I make silly faces at them on the balance beam; we all laugh together as we walk as crabs and bears across the mats.

And my life seems balanced again.

February 02, 2008

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

There are so many good options. They are all so tempting. I always end up spending more money than I had planned ... when I go in a bookstore, any bookstore.

I've been like a kid in a candy store three times this week:
  • I bought books for a spirituality course I'm taking in March
  • I bought books for my final semester of seminary
  • I bought books for fun fiction reading
And my shelves are full of new books. I can't wait to crack each new cover. Well, I won't actually crack each new cover, as I like my books to stay in excellent condition. So perhaps it's more accurate to say I can't wait to open each new book and delve into its pages.

Ahhhh .... heaven.