We’ve now hit that part where the rhythm has set in. Tuesday, Wednesday, and many Thursday nights are booked. Some Sunday and Friday nights are now booked as well. Still, we are plugging along and God has been gracious to give us more than expected to get through.
For the two of you wondering, I thought it would be good to update you on my New Year’s Resolutions (or faith Goals). Here we go.
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Every day here in the Googer house, we throw a Tupperware party. However, they’re not comprised of a bunch of elderly women oohing and aahing over the…over the what? What’s new in Tupperware? I have no idea. Anyway, the star of the one-man show is always Ethan. One of the first places he often goes when I release him from the baby cage (which he’ll soon outgrow, I’m afraid) is straight to the kitchen cabinets.
“Hmm…hmm. Who wants to come out and play?”
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It’s been a while. Somehow, the blog got hacked a while ago and there were a bunch of cialis ads all over the thing. Not exactly sure how that happened. After some time (too much time) I think I got to the bottom of the issue, deleted the files that got into the system, and we are now good to go.
Be on the lookout for more entries soon.
I write this as Courtney and a group of other girls are in the living room doing one of our new Young Professional small group studies. This semester she and I are taking the Perspectives course together, she is involved in a group of young mothers on Thursday mornings, and has agreed to play host for the girls at our home right now. No, activity in church life does not mean some kind of deep spirituality. But I just have to say this: I do not understand how she makes it all work out.
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Pastors and hospital visits. They go together hand in hand. Shoot, people and hospital visits do. In the past 17 months on the job, I have visited people who had a newborn with RSV, premature babies with multiple issues, a pregnant mother whose body wanted to give birth (many months) earlier than it should, a woman who suffered a stroke, a friend who needed an aortic aneurysm repaired, and a burn victim, as well as a few healthy newborns and mothers.
I understand that everyone wants the pastor to visit them in the hospital. But, quite honestly, the pastor (read: paid staff member) is not always the best person. If people are in ministry with others (small group, service team, etc.), I find it best that those people go. Regardless, I’ve had my share of hospital room and waiting room visits (some good, some not so good, and some hilarious), and I’ve also been the one who has been visited. In it all, I have found a few things helpful to know. So consider this Hospital Life 101.
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