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I've been a bad blogger

I've been a bad blogger and I apologize. However, I received an email from Nablopomo about their theme for June--Heroes and I can't resist!

A month of heroes, what could be better? So for the month of June I'm hoping to be faithful to the theme and at least blog about one of my heroes each day. I have lots of real life heroes and love comic book heroes as well, so there is plenty to talk about!

Here's hoping that this help me to get my blog on!

Blog on my friends, blog on!


I just finished watching the movie, Taken, with Liam Neeson. I LOVED it! It's violent, totally unbelievable, but man oh man, Liam kicks some booty!

So what is that about? In real life, I attempt to be a peaceful person and avoid violence as much as possible. Yet, I love crazy unbelievable action movies--Taken, Face Off, Fight Club, Sin City, Pulp Fiction. What is up with that? It seems like a complete break with who I think I am.

What is it about us, humans, that seem to almost crave violence and carnage? Is that simply part of our brokeness or is it more complicated than that?
It's been a while since I've posted. My mom was visiting and things have just been busy. Since I've began writing the daily devotionals for our church, I find it difficult to find time, energy, or simply something to say on the blog.

This past week, I found out that I need to start taking B-12 (or B vitamin) shots. I look forward to having some energy again but it was a shock to find out that I even needed them. It's always a blessing and a curse recieving news like that. One the one hand, it's nice to know that there is something that can be done

The girls have 1.5 days of school left. It's difficult to beleive, especially when it was rather chilly all day today! Don't get me wrong I'm greatly enjoying the weather but it's just unreal. By this time of the year we're usually hot and muggy. I'll take cool breezes any days!

Not much else to say. Just thought I should check in!

Oh yeah! Merkin is now a cheerleader! Wowsers! I'm a c…


This weekend has been full of blessings.

Saturday afternoon I presided over my first baptism and other than my nerves it couldn't have been better. I had the privilege of baptising a precious 3 year old boy. He looked absolutely in awe of the water as I sprinkled it on his head and when I let him dip his hands into it. He held my hand as we walked down the isle and presented him to everyone and I told him that these were the folks he'd call at 3am when he's 16 and too afraid to call his parents (thanks E-dogg!). It was a wonderful afternoon and I was blessed to be a part of it.

Yesterday at the town church we had a full house as we celebrated all of our graduates--college, high school, jr. high, and preschool. We also promoted our 2nd graders and gave them their 3rd grade Bibles. I don't know what is behind the tradition but every UMC I've been to gives out "3rd grade Bibles." I'd love to know, if you have a clue why 3rd grade is so special in…

RevGal Friday 5: Seasons and Rituals of Life

Sally writes
It is the first of May, or as I have been concentrating
on dialogue with folk interested in the new spirituality movement this last
week, it is Beltane, a time to celebrate the beginning of summer.

The BBC web-site tells us that:
Beltane is a Celtic
word which means 'fires of Bel' (Bel was a Celtic deity). It is a fire festival
that celebrates of the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming
year.Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community. In spring
time, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a
fruitful year for their families and fields.Beltane rituals would often include
courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and
lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and
marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.

Another advert for a TV programme that has caught my
eye on the UK's Channel 4 this weekend is called Love, Life and leaving; an…