Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'm trying to learn to live differently--and Faithwalking has been a big part of that. The next retreat is coming up fast on June 4-6. If you'd like to go, check out for all the information (or just let me know what questions you have.) Spiritual formation that results in missional living . . . that's what Faithwalking is about.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Look at my new toy!

I have a new iPhone! I've been drooling over them since they came out but decided not to get one and then turned off my "wanter." (Does anyone else ever do that besides me? Decide not to want something you want if you're not going to get it?)
Anyway, I got paid more for something than I expected and decided to spend it on an iPhone. Can I just say . . . this is so fun!
It's not that I didn't like my Blackberry but one, it wasn't connected to the internet (as C says, that is so embarrassing) and two, it was all about functional and none about fun.
I'm still trying to figure this out, so if you have ideas, let me know--apps, shortcuts, things you wish you had known sooner, etc.
We went to see The Eggmen last night at South Park Meadows and if I had remembered my phone, I could have taken a picture and posted it here, all while sitting on the side of the hill watching the concert. But I forgot my phone, so sorry, no pics. It was fun, though. One of the things that has gone along with being married to C is that I have seen Paul McCartney twice and Ringo Starr once and I know all the words to the old songs and can recognize and sing along with most of the new ones. (The White Album and Revolver, not so much.)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tea parties

I'm actually not opposed to the tea party movement even though I sometimes get really frustrated with their antics. I actually share a lot of their concerns about our country's fiscal situation, if not their anger and their obsession with President Obama. I've also been fascinated by the media's fixation with them--as though southerners and conservatives and religious people are some kind of grass-roots side show.

But here's something I've wondered from the beginning: what if the scenario were just slightly different and the tea party crowds demanding "Take back America!" were 90% black instead of 90% white? If it were black people converging on town squares carrying signs demanding revolution, if it were brown faces cheering while their speakers encouraged the overthrow of Congress, if it were an African-American politician who challenged her followers, "Don't retreat--reload!"--how would the story be different?