Thursday, April 20, 2006

I Spy With My Little Eye...

I spy with my little eye... A TOURIST!!!!

How can you tell? Is it...

a) The fact that I am in barefeet on an east coast beach in April in order to put my feet in the numbingly cold (although not the most painfully numbing cold I have ever been in) water?

b) The fact that NO ONE else is on the beach? (actually that is not true, but you would not know that from this picture)

OR....
c) The pasty white legs?




Uh and YES I am diligently working on my sermons for the year... I was errr throwing starfish back into the water or looking at my footprints in the sand or something like that.

10 comments:

JWD said...

Are you really working on your sermons for the year? How do you do that? [This is an actual question, not witty repartee]

will smama said...

jwd - I've only been in ordained ministry for a little under 5 years so I am still fine tuning the process.

Right now I am planning out the rest of the year. I have taken con. ed. weeks in January and done the whole year, but that just didn't work out this time around.

What I do to start is sit down with my church calendar, a lectionary calendar and a notepad. I also already have in my head some potential sermon series ideas that might pull me from lectionary.

Each page of the notepad is a month and I write out the Sunday dates, what is going on in church that Sunday (baptism, communion, outdoor worship, etc...) and then I write down the lectionary passages for each Sunday.

This way I can see the flow of the lectionary rather than starting from scratch every week. In this case I knew Ephesians was running through the summer so I brought some books, etc... to study with me and maybe write some sermon outlines down for a lectionary based summer series.

I do not write the sermons while I am here. I just try to provide as much info as I can to 'future me' so I am not going into sermon prep each week at level zero.

Hope that's helpful

It's a good question, maybe I'll ask what others are doing on my blog later in the week.

Songbird said...

xilzma was my codeword, weird, huh?

reverendmother said...

your last line made me LMAO

will smama said...

songbird, the title of my blog says it all. I am all three and therefore will be there for you.

rm - I aim to please... and make laugh.

Quotidian Grace said...

Ummm, will smama--starfish and footprints in the sand? You're not secretly making plaques for Christian Family Stores are you?

The horror...

Purechristianithink said...

I could never get my stroller to work on the beach

the reverend mommy said...

pcit said it. me either. must be pretty hard packed sand....

will smama said...

It is very hard packed sand. You are allowed to drive on it. In fact, during evacuations they encourage it.

JWD said...

Thank you! That's really helpful to hear.

It would be interesting to find out how other folks plan things out.