It’s been a remarkable summer.
At the Print Center, things have been in their usual state of flux. Something new is happening. Some new plan is emerging but it changes practically every day. Every day I show up for work and my badge keeps working. Each day I make copies, produce posters, build brochures, create cards and manufacture books. Some days I work 8am to 4:30pm and some day I work 11am to 730pm. I am well compensated for that work and I live with the uncertainly of what the future will be. All I know is that whatever that future is, it includes me. For that I thank God.
At church I’ve done my best to sit in for our rector as she has been on sabbatical. I admit that I’ve enjoyed being the principle preacher and presider during this summer.Once again I’ve seen my greatest gift come shining forth. It have been a delight to see God’s people being built up in the faith and to have the joy of being a vessel for that work.
A series of funerals has challenged me to rise to new heights of liturgical ministry. God has energized the preaching gift the Spirit has given me to bring the Gospel of Christ into people’s lives in new ways. Once again I stand in wonder of God’s grace and bow in reverence before God’s wisdom. I look forward to our rector’s return and to continued service with her and with the people of Ascension, Seattle.
At home is where the greatest changes have taken place this summer. To begin with we moved the day after Memorial Day weekend. We now live in SeaTac. We have gone from a two bedroom first floor apartment to a three bedroom house. That alone was a big change but then our household expanded. My grand-nephew has come to stay with us at least into December. We are now three generations in one house. My grand-nephew will start school this week. I find myself living with a 6-year-old for the first time since I was but a child over 45 years ago. This pleases me.
As this summer comes to an end, change is coming again on all fronts.
Work: the boos is doing a lot of traveling and I’ll be holding the fort for many days–overtime is coming.
Church: Our rector returns and I step more fully into my new role as Priest Associate.
Home: The grand-nephew starts school. That will be a new things for me–a child in school. Wow.
Come change. Teach me new things.