Just Another Pleasant & Rewarding Day in the Salt Mines

* Things are off-the-hook busy around work these days and I’ve been applying my few blasted brain cells to juggling matters there. If you’re expecting correspondence from me it may be a couple of days…

* Restructuring of chapter 2 is stalling. I feel like I’ve got a buch of wooden blocks, I’m trying to build the right shape with them but I also know I need to saw/sand and otherwise change the shape of several of them to get it to work right.

* I was home over the weekend which was nice and much needed. (I go there most weekends but it was particularly nice this past week-end as a respite.) At one point Lil’ G was playing in my bag and pulled out my Office book. She started paging through it and saying “Amen…Amen…Amen…Amen” When M asked her what the book was she said “the God is Great book.” (The mealtime prayer there is always “God is great, God is good…” so that’s apparently become her short-hand for prayer.

* Intelligent Design meets…well, it’s hysterical. Hat tip to Dr. Cook at Ralph the Sacred River.

*Anastasia tagged me for the five idiosyncracies meme. Umm…still working on it. Do I have idiosyncracies? My ways of being are natural to me–sometimes it’s hard to say what’s odd… I’m sure Dave and others will be happy to suggest some lest I miss them… 😉

* More later as brain cells regenerate.

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About Derek Olsen

I'm a layman within the Episcopal Church with a PhD in New Testament and an interest in most things medieval, monastic, and liturgical. My chief job is keeping up with my priestly wife and our two awesome kids. In addition to that, I earn a living, run the St Bede's Breviary, listen to loud goth/industrial music, and do some stuff for the church. I currently serve as Secretary to the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music where I'm also co-chair of the Calendar committee and chair of the Digital Publications committee.
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4 Responses to Just Another Pleasant & Rewarding Day in the Salt Mines

  1. LutherPunk says:

    Good luck with re-generating. I know the feeling. We are in the middle of the second week of Renewing Worship emphasis and about half way through the annual “Give us money to pay the light bill” stewardship campaign.

    I have a week of continuing education in October and it seems like it is light years away. I am going to spend some quality time with Manermaa, Karkkainen and some of those other whacky Fins!

    Prayers for clarity are being offered for you and your dissertation (along with the others for you and the family)!

  2. *Christopher says:

    derek,

    Thanks for posting in the midst of your busyness–I took the advice you all offered.

    Things are crazy here this week as I get the last endorsements in place and students rush around freaking about the matter–I’m trying to be a calm and reassuring pastoral presence. I’m also in the midst of planning Luther Lecture for October. I’m excited; Dr. Tim Wengert is the key speaker.

    My prayers are with you and yours as well…I remembered you in Morning Prayer at chapel today.

  3. Derek the Ænglican says:

    Thanks for your support–we can all use the prayers!

  4. Derek the Ænglican says:

    *Christopher, I think it’s the safest way to go. You remain in my prayers–you too, lp. Mutual up-building through the bearing (or at least sharing) of one another’s burdens. Don’t look now but I think we’re bein’ Church… 😉

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