I was reminded recently that I like to blog/facebook/tweet about that first cup of coffee. It's true. I do. There's something very reassuring about that first cup in the morning. Bitter and sweet and just enough kick to remind me that it's good to be up and facing a new day. Right now I'm enjoying some of the Spice Island roast from Metropolis Coffee in Chicago. Good stuff.
One of the great joys I have at church is offering the life of our congregation to seminary students. We've enjoyed a couple of very strong seminary interns. Both have been women with a great deal to offer the church. This morning, Susan Soric will preach. It's the first time she's been in our pulpit but not the first time she's preached. I'm looking forward to it...and, though I love preaching, I am glad to have the weekend off from that particular task. There are other things I'll do today, but that won't be one of them.
This morning we will welcome two new members into the life of our church. One is a woman who has been worshiping with us for years. She's finally decided to join. It's a great thing. The other is a woman who came to us as a seminary intern and decided to stay. She has become a welcome addition to our little collective. It's going to be a great morning.
Oh, and last night was tremendous. I presided at a friend's wedding in the afternoon and we played until 10 or so. Then Trish and I went over to a farewell party for another good friend. Fortunately, we'll see her in a few weeks in California. Another wedding. I get to preside. I love this stuff.
Peace to you all today.