Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Royal We

What can I say? Some people got it and some people don't.

This is my Best Season. I am so grateful for courage and stamina to work within it. In former times there has been the spirit of Christmas past which has been heavy on my shoulder, but not this year. It's Christmas Present visiting me lately.
I'm so grateful; have I said that?

I'm busy in a good way. I'm making gifts and enjoying that process, but all the while so mindful of the deeper spiritual growth that has come about this past few months.
I am not the same person I was last year at this time.
Not all for the better, but accepting things as they are.

When I had finally lifted my head, I found friends and family in plenty.
A royal plenty.
The preparation for Advent has already been tooled in me. I am anticipating generosity and the exchanging of Gifts.

afterward there may be a reflection of that Gift under the tree.

Can You Dig It?

Matthew was an Existential Caterpillar in fine form. Complete with the rhythm of bongo and finger snapping, he delivered his lines in Olivier fashion.
Alice in Wonderland, the Musical.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

After the Houseguest

On November 5th
They came.
We talked with Shane.
We ate.
The fledglings, myself included, mingled about and looked harder at each other and the future of our faith.
Well, what shall we do now?

I think we agree that we are meant for each other. We can only really live if we stick together. Use whatever you've got. Enjoy the ones that are around you, they are really quite unique.

It's okay to dream out loud and meet the ones who stir up our dreaming. Then we wander off and remember the time we had together.
23 of us.
Maybe like a church.
Maybe like the start of something, like Jesus was true.
Maybe a way to feel the love we need to feel in order to change.

...and here's a couple photos of Joel and Karin that Cole took.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Shane's coming

Wow, this is great! I got to meet him @ Soliton last August. I had read his book over the summer and then handed it to three of my friends. We thought we'd try to hear him speak next time he was in town.

Well, one thing lead to another and now it really is a mini-soliton (is there any such thing...?)
here in Fullerton. Though it's a little weird to not know how many people will actually come, there are a few extremely joyful senior guys who are inviting everyone.

Joel Bond's House
339 N. Drake
Fullerton, Ca. 92836

Sunday November 5th

We shall watch events unfold...