Saturday, December 22, 2007


What a wonderful Advent Retreat! Woo! Woo! Everybody relaxed, ate, read books and played. Laughed often, napped well and stared at the Caribbean water...

Now I focus again on the Fourth Sunday of Advent tomorrow. I changed from the Matthew text to Luke on the ship, then re-wrote my sermon. Sermon prep on a boat deck thrilled me although I had a difficult time hearing myself over the reggae and rock music from the band. Being dour Calvinist, I pushed away all offers of umbrella drinks for iced tea and kept writing.

No one asked me what I was doing. Being dour rather discourages questions.

I thought of you all while I was gone. Glad to be home again.

St. Casserole, Living a hard life...

8 comments:

cheesehead said...

So, you were on that itty bitty boat, eh?

Welcome back!Missed you somethin' fierce!

Sue said...

Welcome back!

I'm thinking that folks didn't disturb you on the deck because they were taken aback by your fabulousness. Dour? I don't think so...

I bet the pets were glad to welcome you home.

Songbird said...

Just think, next week you can hold my purse, and I'LL preach!!!

Cathy said...

I'm surprised no one asked you for your autograph, being St. Cassie and all. Or was it your sunglasses?

Quotidian Grace said...

There must be some kind of award for using the word "dour" twice in a post. We Presbies do "dour" real well when we want to!

Glad you had a good time.

Deb said...

looks warm and bright and wonderful
deb
where it is none of those things.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Wow. You have a big bathtub.

Welcome home. The cats went completely out of control while you were gone. Up and down the Christmas tree and the prank phone calls!

Thank goodness you're home.

Barbara B. said...

Sounds like a great retreat! But I would have had one of the umbrella drinks... :)