Friday, November 30, 2007

i need to blog more

OK, I'm really seeing the affects another baby has on time. It speeds it up. Drastically. A couple months ago I said I was going to blog every day. Then my third child was born; now each day I run out of time with lot's left undone. Including blogging. Even now, I need to get ready to take my daughter to her homeschool co-op. So I need to run...but wanted to write.

random thoughts...things at Convergence are going well; more happening, meeting lots of people, gelling as a community...growth is slow and intentional, we average around 30 most Sundays; but last two jazz services have had over 80 people. We've got some new folks who are plugging into the community; will be a great addition, especially as we expand what we're doing musically.

Cindi sang for us last Sunday and did a fantastic job.

we just finished our first writing workshop; it was great. We'll offer some more after the holidays.

Please pray for my boys-- my youngest has bronchiolitis, a respiratory tract infection, and his brother has been coughing as well.

GMU is off to a fantastic start; 6-1, 1-0; beat Drexel in the conference opener 85-38 last night.

Friday, November 16, 2007

springsteen concert

I posted this on our family blog; but know only a few people have access to that (it's for family and friends; if you'd like to see it, let me know and I'll send you an invitation).

Sunday night A and I went to see Bruce Springsteen in concert. It was my 10th time seeing him; A's first. It was so great sharing that with her. She was one of the youngest people there!

Wild coincidence--I went back in my old journals and discovered that the first time I saw Bruce was Sunday, November 11, 1984; the tenth was Sunday, November 11, 2007. How cool is that!

We both had a blast. It was great watching her reactions throughout the evening. A loves the drums--she loved "She's the One"--especially when Max blasted the drums. We both love "Badlands," she lit up and started clapping when it played. It was a great bonding experience for us--I love how she enjoys my music! I'm going to make a cd of all the songs he played that night.

At 58, Bruce still puts on an amazing show. I remember 4 hour marathon shows back in the 80s; nights that were so exhausting I was relieved when they were over. He doesn't play as long these days--2 hours 15 minutes--but his energy is still incredible!

I later found a website that gives playlists for all Springsteen concerts dating back to the late 60s! So I found playlists for every concert of his I've seen. Pretty cool.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

switch to macbook

I'm typing this on my new macbook (well, it's not technically mine; it belongs to my church)...but I've made the switch. Pretty cool so far; although I'm just beginning to learn how to use it.

Way busy last few weeks--church going well--started series using Exploring the Way workbook on Sundays...trying to get a diverse group of people thinking about and practicing their faith in some new and creative ways.

My car died the other day...mechanic says it has a dead cylinder and needs new engine. We've had some folks offer to loan us a car for a while; and we're looking into options for something at little or no cost...Stressful, but I have faith it will work out somehow.

Tonight is the season opener for GMU basketball--I can't wait!

Sunday night A and I are going to see Bruce Springsteen. I'm really excited to share this with my daughter. It will be my 10th time seeing him. I'm really digging the new album; I highly recommend it!