Summer! Summer! Summer! Harvest is constant even on my pretend little homestead. Every day I gather berries, cucumbers, eggs and herbs. Soon I’ll have tomatoes enough to can and freeze.
Vacation treated me finer than fine. I enjoyed the beach and finished a few overdue projects at home. I spent some very sweet time with Ben outfitting him for college. He leaves in eleven days, not that I’m counting or anything. How very odd to be keeping house for three again so soon; not bad but certainly odd. With all of us legal to drive ourselves hither and yon whatever shall I do with all the extra time? Read more, exercise more and cook more slowly are my goals. My follow-through is yet to be seen.
I’ve oodles of email to read and preaching for which to study. This Sunday I’m beginning a sermon run called The Atheist Within. I copied the title from a colleague but with a different bend. I’ve in mind to poke around the places and points in our lives and our life together where we don’t yet believe in God. Some call it functional atheism or practical atheism. Such disbelief may/may not be intentional. It may/may not desirable. But it is interesting and for those who claim ourselves believers it is surely worth reflection. I look forward to the study and worship we’ll share.
I pray the day treats you kindly and you enjoy your work. Be a joy to those around you. ~ peace & prayers, pastor annette