Sunday, April 13, 2008

Little Things


Today after the three worship services I walked into my office and found a cranberry muffin waiting for me. It was homemade, I think. An anonymous gift. And not unappreciated. I was VERY HUNGRY.

We had prospective new members coming down the hallway, on a tour of the church. There were four families, including young children. I love how our Outreach Director took them past each of our doors, as if each member of the staff were a celebrity. And here's Pastor Roth's door, I heard her say, and I made note of the several pictures of Scout on the door. I heard one little boy squeal with delight. "She's a big dog!" His mother whispering, "He really likes animals."


I bought pears again at the store. What is it I like so much about pears? I really like them, when they are just right juicy and golden. And we hopped out to a used book store and I got an early birthday present: an old illustrated book of dog stories. I love used book stores; they are like museums to me. I especially like looking at the illustrated books, although many of them are far out of my price range.

Tomorrow there will be no day off for me. I have a funeral, a beloved member of our church and former teacher in our community as well. The scriptures have been chosen, the worship folder is finished, I have notes which I need to finish into a sermon.

12 comments:

Katherine E. said...

Cranberry muffin waiting for you -- that sounds like the grace of God, Diane!

Glad you got to meet Jan! isn't she a dear?

FranIAm said...

I agree with Katherine! Muffin grace!
So sorry that you have a funeral, may they rest in peace. Angels - speed them to paradise.

Barbara B. said...

Muffin grace! Haha--I like that.
It does sound like a wonderful (and tasty) surprise!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I like muffin grace! Or muffin lovin'.

I'm with you on the pears. Have you ever had pear nectar? ummmmmmmmm. so good.

Diane said...

Katherine -- I so enjoyed meeting Jan. She is a dear.

Diane said...

PG -- I have never had Pear Nectar, but I'm putting it on my list right now.

Chorus said...

e pears too... especially dipped in chocolate and served with mascarpone cheese.... yum. Of course, I don't know anything that isn't tasty served dipped in chocolate with mascarpone cheese.

Chorus said...

The first part of that message should have read "I like pears too." Not sure what happened there.

Wyldth1ng said...

Nifty.

Mary Beth said...

Hee hee, you are a big dog and THE big dog!

I thought Chorus was recommending "e-pears," perhaps like virtual pears. Less yummy maybe?

Lindy said...

I like pears too. But I have a feeling I'd like them better with Chorus!

Futuristics said...

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