Sunday, April 28, 2013

What not to say to a working mom...

"Do you think your kids will recognize you when you get home?"

I literally spent 24 hours at the church. From 6pm Sat. until 6pm Sun.

A youth lock-in (sleeping at the church with the youth, well not so much sleeping), worship services, funeral prep, then funeral).

Thanks members of my congregation for making me feel worse than I already do. To add to my exhaustion and hunger let's pile on guilt shall we?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Then there was Holy Week and Easter...

Holy week in my line of work is one of the busiest weeks for me. Starting with Palm Sunday and then 3 or 4 worship services in one week leading up to Easter.

 The kids made donkeys and processed in church for palm sunday
 My cute babies and me on Palm Sunday
 I preached and looked like I was really into it.
 We had Holy Thursday and Good Friday
 Then Easter Egg dying

 And cooking with Gram
 Look a Bunny cake
 My office during holy week becomes chaos and madness
 messes everywhere
 and everywhere
 But we had big boxes and balloons for a resurrection surprise!
 The easter bunny came to visit

 I had a sunrise service
 And the kids were so excited

 We found eggs
 Emmy, found most of them.
 They wore their easter best
And we survived Holy Week and Easter and then I took a nap.

Vigil For Marriage Equality...

In an effort to try and get caught up on things. I thought I would start with something that I had a lot of fun doing last month.

As most people probably know the Supreme Court heard cases on Prop 8 and DOMA.

As a clergy person I decided it was important that those in the LGBQ community see vocal supportive clergy, so I traveled to San Francisco to take part in a vigil on the State Supreme Court Steps.

I have a wonderful time, met lots of amazing people, had my picture taken by many, and was on the news (in what can be described as some of the most awkward 30 seconds of my life. Why do they edit my statement in such weird ways haha).

It was a wonderful fulfilling way to spend several hours in solidarity with others praying for justice and change in our country.

Fellow Clergy Person Speaking

Me and a clergy friend. Giving a perfect "10" score

More of our signs. 

We were among the first to gather and stood there for about 5 hours I think.

If this video works you can see my super awkward news debute. I think it's about 30 seconds in. The rest of what I said was so much better (I think)

And since people were wearing Red that day in honor of marriage equality I had the kids get in on the act too. When I explained we were wearing red so that everyone could get married; people like their Auntie Kaylee and Auntie Lindy and Their Tios Jason & Delphin, 
Emerson's response was, "I want to be the flower girl." I love 3 year olds (most of the time)

*Photos and Events from March 26, 2013. I'm just behind on all things blogging.

*I obviously don't get into any theological conversation in this post, but if anyone is interested in why I support marriage equality from my Christian perspective let me know and I can write a post on it. I know so much of the assumption and rhetoric is that Christian's are against it, but that's not a universal truth at all; I support it, always have, so does my church and many many other Christians as well. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hello Blog...

Once upon a time I had a blog,

I updated it a lot and it was a great source of joy for me.

Now I barely make it through each day and week with never ending work, delightful but exhausting twins, and life.

I'm tired a lot.

Actually exhausted...

and I miss my blog and the community it offers.

I think I'll try to carve out some time each day to go back to writing.

I miss my sad little neglected blog.