I wrote a check last week and on Wednesday, the woman who was processing it asked if I’d really meant to date it March 8, instead of February 8 (she was very kind and offered to wait to deposit it). I checked the calendar. No, it was just my mistake – but whoa, now I feel like I’ve gained four weeks back! Happy Friday y’all!
Totally loving this whole going gray with short hair thing. I had my fourth “no color” hair appointment this week. Short hair is super easy and quick! oh my goodness y’all – I had no idea how much time and energy I was putting into my hair. and maybe it’s because everyone is being supportive (and I love y’all for it – thank you!), but I haven’t had this many compliments about my hair ever. ever! Also … trying out new specs.
Grateful for Kym‘s recommendation that I watch season two of The Good Place. I watched season one (with Sara … when she moved to NYC in late 2017?) and couldn’t imagine how they would even do another season. Kym assured me they could and that it was good. She was right. I watched it (all. yes. all) on Wednesday while I knitted on my secret project.
Inspired by Presbyterian Women. We have a Celebrate the Gifts of Women Service every year, usually on the first Sunday of March. In our church, this means a worship service completely led by women … greeters, ushers, liturgists, sermon, music. everything. all women. The national PW organization always publishes a suggestion for the service in the November/December issue of the national magazine. This year’s theme is “The Grace of God Has No Boundaries”. We are honoring women who exhibit that kind of grace. I am blessed to know many.
I’ve been working this week on the bulletin insert for the service. The insert is usually geared toward getting women to join a PW Circle. But this year we’re also going to incorporate ideas to help everyone get more comfortable with “crossing boundaries”.
Jana Childers wrote this year’s suggested service. She included these words in her introduction and I’ve been copying and pasting them into notes and emails for weeks.
These days we celebrate God’s grace blowing through the structures that once held back women’s leadership or opposed children’s rights or delayed justice for victims of domestic violence. We are happy about this grace. But when the time comes for us to see God’s grace extend across a boundary that has comforted or advantaged us, it can feel like a whole new thing, and it can feel risky enough that we might think twice about being part of it … Extending the hand of grace across all kinds of divides is what the people of God do. It is God’s own work so often done by his daughters and always blessed by God’s love.
I promise I’ll share our insert. I have high expectations that with the input of many more graceful women (wise PW circle members, an Associate Pastor and our church’s Communications Director), it will be wonderful.
FOMO … (and now completely switching gears!) Katie is in NYC this weekend – with Sara!
Also – the cherry trees (you didn’t think I’d forget, did you?!)Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!