Saturday, June 04, 2011

This and that and

Just when I was thinking about possibly bringing this blog to a halt... The Tall Skinny Kiwi has to go and give his reasons for people to blog (while celebrating his 10th anniversary, btw - man... congrats! I wish I could go meet him at Cornerstone this summer). But mine probably isn't really what he is talking about when he says "blog." I just have nothing much to say anymore. Or, well, maybe it's more that I don't have the motivation to say it. But... whatever.

I have been chewing on a post about "the pastor as director of a non-profit organization" for quite some time. That really makes sense to me, and I think is the direction I would like to go in. But... you know... there's that motivation thing.

I've also been thinking of writing about "connecting the dots." Sort of how we have this tendency to try to keep all the areas of our life separate - especially the spiritual part - and the importance of integrating all of life together. It's like people have such a hard time getting together for a cookout or something, and tossing in "life stuff" among the chatter about the weather or sports or whatever.

Although, you know, I am more of a 'mowing pastor'... so now there's that to deal with. You would need to read yesterday's post to understand that. Many of my friends and colleagues are known for the books or articles they've written, strategies they've developed, or ministry accomplishments. Me, I'm known for my mowing (and maybe a little bit for my vacuuming too). Just trying to live up to this high calling I have received.

Well, I need to get ready for a board meeting. Truth be told, I do not like having board meetings early on Saturday mornings. But that's when they work for us, and it probably doesn't make that much difference anyway.

We are also supposed to babysit the granddaughter today - almost all day. We babysat a little last night too. I even babysat by myself for a couple hours. I tried to teach Anna how to walk on the treadmill, and she feel asleep about a minute into it. She's a sweetie!

Okay... enough of this nonsense. Peace out; and in.


JAH said...

"Connecting the dots" sounds like a winner. Right now, I pretty much have polka dots which isn't good for anyone on pretty much any level. :)

Jim said...

I personally hope you DON'T give up blogging. You're almost the last blog I read with any regularity, and the thing I like about it is you write about "real stuff," not just "God talk." That helps. The fact that you ARE "the mowing pastor" helps. For an obscure sci-fi reference, cue Charlton Heston yelling, "Pastors are made of people!" :)

(BTW - just back from my first weekend in my fifth (5th!) course at Missouri School of Religion. How time flies. :)

dan horwedel said...

Kudos on the classes, Jim. I remember you were a bit hesitant to start - glad you're enjoying them.

As for blogging... it's just not the same as it used to be (as I'm sure you know). The sense of community is gone - at least for me. Plus there are always those lurkers just looking for evidence of some kind. I suppose it's just the way things go. I do appreciate you sticking around all these years. Thanks.

Whisky Prajer said...

You ever do Cornerstone? I've wanted to for years, even though most of the music has little-to-no-appeal. It's just always struck me as one of the more vibrant and unexpected (not sure what I mean by that, but maybe you are) gatherings.

dan horwedel said...

We've been to Cornerstone many times! I think our kids learned what it meant to follow Jesus there. It was only about an hour away from where we used to live. Definitely an experience. I think I know what you mean by "vibrant and unexpected." Not at all your usual Christian fare.

I really wish we could go this year to hear Andrew Jones. We won't be far from there at the time, but have other things going on.