Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Vacation

It seems that I forgot how exhausting it is to move to a new place, get used to a new church, and settle in to a new community. My days are full with meeting interesting new people (parishioners and neighbors), finding my way to new places and learning new ways to do things.... Not to mention trips to the DMV and Town Office. There are also the many trips to the shops to stock up on those things we couldn't bring with us and outfit the new house with all those personalized touches.

That is all to say that ~ while I've had fleeting moments of inspiration ~ my thoughts have not been with the blog. And that probably is not going to improve any time soon. Ben has just arrived for his summer stay which will include a trip to Campmeeting and various visits with and from grandparents and friends. All that while continuing to settle in to a new church life will make for a busy five weeks.

I do feel a certain amount guilt when I fail to update my blog regularly. While I realize that nothing I share is particularly earth-shattering, I do feel a certain responsibility toward those of you who take the time to read this... all two of you!! :>) But in the spirit of being easy on myself, I am going to take a summer vacation from the blog. Hopefully by the fall I will be full of ideas and thoughts to share. But for now, I'll see you in September!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Having Faith

The last week has been a whirlwind of moving vans, boxes, late nights and early mornings as we have settled in to our new house. We probably can't claim to be Vermonter's yet, but we are certainly enjoying this new state we will call home for, hopefully, the foreseeable future.

The last week has also been a whirlwind of meeting new people, exploring new places and being very warmly welcomed by the folks of Faith UMC. Whenever settling into a new place, however, I always feels a sense of disorientation. Everything seems to take longer when getting used to a new community. And I've driven by our side street more than once. (Don't tell Gary!)

Yet I have faith that this is where God has called me to be at the time. I have faith that the city of South Burlington will soon feel like home. And I have faith that God is with me and the people of Faith UMC as we make this transition to ministry together at this time and in this place.

Thank for your prayers during our move. I'll be better about updating from now on!