Karpos Kalos

Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits

April 2009 Blog Posts (7)

THE OPPOSITE OF HOARDING IS . . .

Last week I wrote about how I had been hoarding books, and that my goal was to eliminate two entire bookcases worth of books by May 1.



I am happy to report that I have accomplished my goal, and that I have also rearranged the office furniture and done a LOT of dusting. That feels pretty darned good.



But I cannot revel too much in my accomplishment, because the people of Lamb of God have one-upped me big time.



You see, going through all those books was about me,… Continue

Added by Becky on April 28, 2009 at 6:36am — 1 Comment

GETTING READY FOR SEPTEMBER

For months now I've been working hard planning my sabbatical. It begins in about 2 weeks. So it might seem strange that, when I went into my office the Tuesday after Easter Sunday, what I thought about was how things would be for me when I return. As I looked around the space I saw many items that represent my past: mementos, photographs, papers, and books. Which of these did I want to have greeting me on September 1st?



Not many.



I found two lidded bins and put the gew… Continue

Added by Becky on April 18, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

I Arise Today - Sermon

I Arise Today April 12, 2009 - Year B, Easter I Arise Today 04-12-09.pdf

Added by Becky on April 12, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

POKING AROUND THE WORLD WIDE WEB

It happened again. I was in the middle of my morning ritual, which starts off with a cup of coffee and sitting quietly, listening to the waves and trying to still my mind, blessing and releasing distracting thoughts. Then I remembered something I just had to do on my computer. It was something I was doing for someone else, see, and I must jump up and do it right now.



So I go to my iGoogle page to access my email to do this thing I must do, and glance at my RSS feeds. A… Continue

Added by Becky on April 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

WHY PASTORS SHOULD TAKE SABBATICALS

“The greatest gift a priest can give is to share how the priest’s relationship with God is growing and deepening.” Stan Corwin, Spiritual Director.



As I prepare to take my sabbatical from May 3 through August 31, I thought it would be wise to explain the Church’s understanding of clergy renewal programs. People from Lamb of God who experienced Walter’s sabbatical in 2003 are already aware of much of this, but we have gathered many new friends around us since… Continue

Added by Becky on April 1, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

KARPOS KALOS

"Karpos kalos" means, in Greek, "fruit good". I chose the term (but with English syntax!) for three reasons. First, at Lamb of God Church we have consistently relied on the passage in John 15 where Jesus calls on his disciples to abide in him and bear fruit. The adventure I'm beginning is in the context of the love and support being given to me by my community at Lamb of God, and I hope that what I am doing is fruit that honors them and glorifies God.



A second reason I chose the term… Continue

Added by Becky on April 1, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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