Friday, August 29, 2008

Fresh Start

I've made a fresh start here. I guess that's all I really needed.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

cocoon time

i've been thinking that i need to take a blogging break. now it seems that everytime i say "i'm taking a blogging break" that i begin to blog a lot. however, i've been feeling like totally taking the blog down. i can't quite put my finger on why. but if i'm not "here" tomorrow don't worry. i'm fine, i just needed a break. i think i'm finding that i don't like being "semi-anonymous" and concerned about who might be lurking about.

if i'm going to blog, i want to be "out." otherwise it's just strange for me. i guess it feels a bit like hiding and that's not who i am. i may lay low at times but i need to be exactly who i am rather than hiding behind a facade.

perhaps it has to do with shaking the dust from my shoes. after the incideent with the small town in the middle of nowhere i've felt their dust still clinging to me. this blog is part of that dust. so i'm taking a leave of absence. i'll leave this up for a few days and if you'd to chat please drop me an email at revhipchick@gmail.com.

i'm needing some cocoon time is all.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

an update on life in the small town

i haven't been paying much attention to the blogosphere lately. neither reading nor posting much at all. things feel really crazy. good but crazy nonetheless.

Joel lives in KC most of the week and visits on the weekends. the girls and i had a pretty good routine but there has been a lot of TV watching since my mom generously brought us one. it's both a blessing and a curse. to add to that chaos, i bought a PS 2 from my nephew. i haven't unveiled it for the girls yet. i want to get a DDR pad (dance dance revolution) and game and see if that might be a fun way to exercise.

today i had a migrane--it's been several years (thank God/dess!) and after a few hours it began to wane. i was really lucky. i've only had 3 or 4 but they tend to be severe (i've even experienced temporary paralysis). thankfully, they are spread across many years and i know when they are coming on because my vision gets spotty. i had been at a hospital visit and as i was leaving noticed some "holes" in my vision and just prayed that i could make it home before i had any bigger problems from it. God/dess was listening and Sweetie was kind about me not coming into the office.

now i have a ton of stuff to get done along with cleaning up for the in-laws' visit. thankfully, the latter won't be so bad since much of our stuff is still packed up! unfortunately, Ainsley trashed her room this weekend--she found some styrofoam stuff and crumbled it all over her floor. egads!

so, in other words...life is great and complicated. nothing new there. i feel wonderfully blessed to have been called into ministry. it's wild work and i'm loving it!

check out warriormare's story!

i'm still in awe--warriormare was inspired by this week's Gospel text and wrote a beautiful story based on it--think "Red Tent". she gave it life and beauty--a wonderful gift to us!

check it out!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

i got pounded!

i was in for quite a suprise this morning at the small church. they "pounded" me. people from the church brought me a generous amount of groceries!

it's a very old tradition and i had no idea anyone still did it! it was super sweet and kind. they said that from time to time they will get a feeling and pound me--that i'll never know when it's coming.

i was in awe. these are some amazing people. i think i am being ministered to more than i am ministering to them!