Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Flubby Week

Google's motto is : Do No Evil.
Medical People say: Do No Harm.
I say: Try Not to Hurt Feelings

This week I listened to pastors one-upping each other on the purity of their Session members. As in: "no one on my Session is divorced or has committed adultery."

Further pastoral conversation debated the use of the New King James' Bible versus the NIV in worship.

I heard Mr. C's hilarious riff on clients who do not listen to their attorney's advice while being willing to be charged for counsel. I see parallels to talk between pastors and church members. Without the billing.

LLS is off to chaperone a ski trip with her church youth. Paint me happy I'm not on that trip. LLS will be great but I'm finished with youth trips. Dues paid. Lack of sleep not appreciated.

One plum for consideration is changing the church school materials in the adult class to C.S.Lewis materials so participants stop talking politics throughout the class. These discussions criticize "other people" without realizing where we feed into the same problems. Who knew that Christ against Culture was a hot bed in church school.

We've had amazingly cold weather for DAYS down heah in the Deep South. I've filled three big bird feeders everyday for almost two weeks.

I 'bout gave up preaching last week over the Gospel lectionary text. Just couldn't move to cohesion or rhythm in the sermon. I told Mr. C. I'd be picking a trade school to get new work skills late Saturday night. He called after worship Sunday to see how the sermon went and when I reported that I got a good response and very good questions afterwards about the sermon, he laughed. It doesn't matter how long you've written sermons, you can get "stuck" still.

Cartoon strip is by my favorite cartoonist.



knittinpreacher said...

LOVE the cartoon!

Can I go to trade school too? I want to learn real photography skills or how to decorate cakes.

Songbird said...

I think I would move into I.T. or web design.
(I so hear you, wish I could have actually *heard* you.)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Culinary school would be fun! You could switch from feeding souls to feeding tummies.

Sophia said...

Wow, I was appalled at the idea of discussing the supposed "purity" of session members, and was planning to comment on that... but it seems like all the other commenters are as tired as I am and needed to mention something that would be wonderful and refreshing to do.. SO,

I want to join a pottery class and make wheel-thrown vases and bowls. I would also like to spend every Saturday morning grooming horses.

1-4 Grace said...

I wanna go to trade school. Culinary sounds grooming...underwater basketweaving?
I have never commented on the purity of my session members. What little i have known was not comment-able.
I really don't want to go to church tomorrow. The choir director is leaving and "it is ALL my fault" and so I don't want to go..
Esp since i am preaching on the JOY of the Lord.
Ugh damn my timing, damn teh lectioanry timing.
We get all the rain from Calif. tomorrow. It is cold and a great day to stay in bed and sleep with kittehs