Saturday, November 27, 2010

Great Thoughts?

I have all these great thoughts, but then I share them at group and that is sort of that.

I do need to sort some stuff out at some point.

But even my political thoughts are a mess, I tried writing a "What Am I?" entry for SKC Observer and it just turned into this amorphous mess.

We just go along.

Not as breathless as last year though...

Your Love

You can have all kinds of intellectual discussion about whether or not God exists or that He cares. And He does reach some through that "Thinking" function, that deductive from A to B work. That place where sometimes the atheists think they can make hay by talking about inconsistencies in the Bible or with some aspect of Science. Sometimes, I think that it is through His endless bottomless Love that God draws us to Himself. That works better on me, that is for sure. But as said before in this space, a good Christian life is balanced between the intellectual and the emotional.

So, anyway, I like this song. It appeals to my Feeling function!

Advent Is Here

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent. So, it's time for Advent purple here on the blog. Looks pretty good, I think.

Waiting for Christmas is the job of Advent...

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a Child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine eternal Spirit
Rule in our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

--Charles Wesley

Monday, November 15, 2010

O Church Arise

This is by the same guy who wrote "In Christ Alone." It sounds really impressive when sung by a big female voice, but this version is pretty good too. More stripped down than when the 1700 COR band has done it.

I'm just going to soak in music and the Word. I want the stimulation that God brings, not any artificial high made by human hands that wears off and leaves you feeling worse than before.

Not just worship, but communion! (Thanks, John)

Hanging Out in Mediocre Ville

My life is not very compelling right now.

In fact, I have had trouble keeping my eyes from looking at stuff my eyes should not look at, just for stimulation and titillation. Anything that looks like a lot of work and commitment is not getting my attention like it should.

Just kind of wandering around, sometimes in circles.

I think I need to be very careful about what I look at right now, that it edify me and build me up. I also need more fellowship around the Word of God. It really is starting to look like a bit of a mistake not to sign up for that Sunday night disciple class, cause I absolutely loathe going home after church by myself. I am thinking about going Saturday night instead, as a couple of Thursday peeps go then regularly. That way I'll get the interaction I need.

Feels like attack from the Evil One--something I think is happening to our entire step study group.

Well, then, you know what to do.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Keep Calm...

The legal beagles at the KSBN have decided to keep perusing the case. However, the email this morning was a bit off the mark. They wanted CEUs between 2008 and mid October 2010. I got those!

I found myself laughing at the silliness of it all. I don't want to say much more--better to save it for the legal proceeding.

I was reinstated to practice--just in time for a clinic tomorrow at 0700 in Lenexa--that's why this entry at 2255 is quicky-quick.

As TKC says: Developing...

Meantime, this is my motto, above, with regard.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Trouble...Can I Keep It in Proportion?

Well, the legal department at the Kansas Board of Nursing is wanting to investigate me for sending in my renewal without the CEUs.

If I had known this would happen, I just would have done the CEUs and sent the renewal in late, and avoided practicing until I was renewed. Now, they are all acting like I committed an infraction.

Technically, I did.

But it just seems like a whole lot of to-do over something that is already remediated. The letter announcing the investigation is dated November 3. They should have received the CEUs November 2. We're going to start a big deal over this?

It's bugging the heck out of me.

It sounds like it has the potential to be a big long process.

And what of my hard-earned license renewal in the meantime?

Like I said, it's bugging me.

It shouldn't; it appears to be the result of a bad decision on my part. But it's already fixed and we should move on.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Awesome T Shirt

The back with 1 Corinthians 12 on it.

The front--"Be the Church"
"walking living loving"
"Religion will never save you"
"The Church is not a Building but a Body."

and other neat stuff I can't completely read due to the resolution of the photo.

Ah ha, the website to the rescue! Although my pics are truer to the colors of the shirt.

Cool, huh? I want one and I hope to get one soon with birthday money!

Using Liturgical Color

I was depinking all of my blogs when it occurred to me that we could have the background and colors of this simple design reflect the colors of the church year. Thus we have the change from blue to the green of "ordinary time." Green is the color used for the majority of the church year, between the great anticipations and celebrations of Advent/Lent and Christmas/Easter and the celebration of the Holy Spirit's coming. Let's see if I manage to remember to change things up in a timely manner!

I have to tip my hat in thanks to John and Ev for making me conscious and aware of the colors of the church calender and how meaningful they can be. It adds to my worship experience to see the sanctuary decorations change over the course of the year.

And now that I am a "Metho-rene"--the garb of the preacher and acolytes!