Archive for ◊ January, 2012 ◊
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Dark, sparkling stars,
The aroma of frankincense
A sweet, spicy, scent
Lifting our prayer to God.
Help me move this rock.
Tasting the salt of the earth.
Thirsty, but thirsty for what?
Cool breeze washes away sadness.
More light, but where is that star?
A clock set for Kabul time
Already tomorrow morning there.
Cold and snowy in Kabul now.
I carry a soldier, now,
In my pocket,
But also in my heart.
A map with notes and prayer requests
Asking for Peace,
For people and places
With no sacred spaces.
Where is that star?
Join us on Super Bowl Sunday for soup, salad, and all the fixings. We are going to have several more meals on Sundays to raise money for Mountain T.O.P. and other mission work. Many thanks for the support our congregation always shows our UMYF.
Many thanks to our new innkeeper, Joe Gleaves. He has all the qualities we need in an innkeeper. He remains cheerful and helpful on very little sleep, and he listens to ridiculous stories with patience and calm.
Join us on the second Friday of the cold weather months as we welcome our homeless guests to Room In the Inn at Andrew Price UMC. We need cooks, servers, dish washers, inn keepers, lunch makers, coffee makers (people who can make coffee, there is a coffee maker machine there, but it is not fool proof), and gentle listeners. Call Emalie or Judy if you would like more information. 615-403-8455.
Purchase your Flamingo Insurance Now! Join Club 52!
Friends, you do not want to be caught without this important protection. These flamingos can strike without warning, and if this happens to you, you will need the professional services of the UMYF to remove these pesky, plastic pests. For $1.oo a week, or $52.00 a year, you can purchase this important piece of mind. We offer a complete package of flamingo removal services including removing the flamingos and, well, just that. If these terrible hot pink birds invade your yard, call the UMYF Flamingo Removal Professionals at 615-403-8455. For our especially environmentally conscious customers, we will remove the flock to the ecosystem of your choice.
One of the stations in our sacred space invited our visitors to step out onto the kitchen porch, gaze at the stars, and thank God for the beauty of the earth. Our visitors stood in the cold, on our back porch, and searched at the sky. Looking for a star. The star. Most evenings, the sky was quite overcast. It was hard to find any star, much less, follow one.
As the youth were setting up this station, three deer were grazing in the playground. The kids were thrilled to see these graceful creatures, always reminders that even in our highly developed city, peaceful, beautiful, wild animals might appear, always reminders that God is the Creator. But it was hard to see the stars. So it was not clear what we should do.