Martin Luther once said: “The world is like a drunken peasant. If you lift him into the saddle on one side, he will fall off on the other side.” These are the chronicles, thoughts, and questions of a Lutheran pastor just struggling to stay on his theological horse, and not fall off one side or the other.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Higher Things - Day 3
Many good things today. The youth are having fun and learning a lot - including lots of good discussions during meal times. All the services continue to be a highlight, and other things the will go unmentioned but that warm a pastor's heart. :-) Makes these worth all the effort! And good for me is getting to spend time not only sitting in the services and being fed, but sitting there with my youth and especially my daughter. You know, pastors don't get to sit with their family in church very often! Nice.
So our great "gangsta" social media post from yesterday didn't get selected. Sigh. But undaunted, we try again . . .
Caption: Miss Ostapowich's Home for Peculiar Children
(If you miss the movie reference there, check the Google.
And Miss Ostapowich is the Conference Executive for Higher Things.)
That's got to win, right?
Other photo opportunities as well . . .
Are these the same girls in the group photo above? What happened?
And remember the "Giant Jenga" game I mentioned yesterday? Some more pictures of that . . .
Maybe if Pastor yells at it . . .
Noooooooooo! You didn't just do that!
How is this thing staying up?
And then there's this picture . . .
Um, no. This is wrong.
And yes, there was free time . . .
There were always many different evening free time activities - some more strenuous than others. But all fun.
So today is the last plenary, then lunch, Closing Divine Service, and the drive home, arriving laaate. I'll try to take some more pictures today. But as usual, a very good week. :-)