Sunday, April 6, 2008

It's Raining....

...and it's a good thing. You know, April showers, and all that. I can think of very few negatives regarding rain at this time of year. Oh, here's one: after Scout goes out for a walk, she smells like a wet dog.

We had a baptism this morning at church. You know, April showers and all that. Beautiful saris were worn by Indian relatives of the baby, decorating the church like spring foliage. There were at least three other babies in church this morning, including, Ami, the baby named for an eagle. I want more of this, I thought. I want a church that looks and sounds like God's kingdom, different accents and colors and voices lifting up.

The couple next door are still waiting for their baby. The doctor keeps saying any day now. April showers and all that. I am so excited. We're planning to send over some fried chicken for supper, because she is on bed rest and can't cook.

The senior pastor was giving away copies of a book of sermons he had published many years ago, at his last congregation. It's called Rituals of Redemption, based on a sermon series he wrote on liturgy. Anyone want a copy? I'll send you one. April showers, and all that.

Perhaps I should contact his publisher. I think this particular publisher you have to put up some of your own money, but it might be worth it to have something out there, with my name on it. Then someday maybe I'll be able to send you a copy of my book too (I keep saying that). But the April showers and all that have made me hopeful.

5 comments:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

i read once about publishing like that... i'd research pretty heavily if i were you. sometimes you end up with lots of out of pocket expense and lots of books to dole out b/c they do not market you. or so i read...

but certainly after all these april showers... something will bloom for you! (imho- 'our' publishing house needs good authors really, really badly!)

Jan said...

A friend's brother published his book using an internet company. It's a beautiful book. Evidently, it wasn't that expensive.

Barbara B. said...

Rain is good, but yes, the wet dog smell would be a negative. :)

I think there are lots of publishing options these days... and I know you'll have a book out there some time soonish.

more cows than people said...

oh i'm so glad the morning left you with good feelings. and yes... i think contacting a publisher sounds like a great idea.

FranIAm said...

Get that book going sister, it is in you and the world needs your words.

I love the idea of the world inside your church, the world you want to see.

Beautiful.