So, recently I have been fighting through a haze of malaise, frustration, anxiety, anger and downright misery. I am still working on getting through that stuff we call depression. I still need some spiritual renewal in the mix, but I have gotten a good dose of brain food recently and gotten my mind moving again.
The first couple of things were some books that I have been reading.
Job: A Comedy of Justice - By Robert A. Heinlein
High Druid of Shannara: Straken - By Terry Brooks
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -C.S. Lewis
Those definitely kept me moving forward
Then this past week while away at Bishop's Convocation I was hard at work (I decided that it was definitely work since I did not get any CEUs and I did not get the free time that other participants got, and someone else - The Board of Congregational Development - was paying my way), but was energized in my brain by the new group I was asked to help develop.
The Board of Congregational Development has asked 12 of us in the conference to begin a New Church Start/Revitalization Institute for training in doing just that in this conference.
Since I was the only blogger in the room I was volunteered to put it together through the blog, for others to be able to make use of the resources we are using. So I will be doing just that, in and among the rest of the milieu of the posts. I will also be adding books and additional links along the sidebar to help folks. The danger is that since it is a lot of information and I want to be able to distill it, you all will just have to bear with me, and add your thoughts and comments in the comment bar. I am excited about this new venture and will try and start posting soon...like next week, once I have gathered in the rest of the resources as best I can.
Grace and peace,