Monday, May 19, 2008

Festival of Homiletics

I am at the Festival of Homiletics this week. I didn't have to travel to get there, as it is right here in the City of Lakes, but the schedule is pretty tight and may not leave much time for blogging.

I am looking forward to a Revgals meetup tomorrow at Taxxis Restaurant in the Hyatt Regency.

I heard an incredible sermon by Anna Carter Florence and a lecture by Thomas Long. The church was packed for a concert by the National Lutheran Choir. We sang one of my husband's favorite hymns, "God of Grace and God of Glory".

My friend turned to me after that hymn and said, "That alone was worth the entire cost of the week."

I really really wish you were here.

Except for one thing: it took almost an hour to get out of the parking ramp. Tomorrow I'm thinking: maybe I'll take the bus.

10 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Have a good week at the festival.

Rev SS said...

I wish I was there too. Have a great week!

Barbara B. said...

Do they let optometrists crash those things? :) Have a great week!

Lindy said...

Oh Diane, Have the best time ever!

I finally answered your meme by the way!

FranIAm said...

Oh wow- have a great time. Please say hello to Mags from Magdalene's Musings for me!!!

And you just give yourself a big hug from me, ok?

Diane said...

Barbara - I don't know about crashing, but I know you would have a good time!

Fran -- I'm looking forward to meeting Mags and many others...

GreenishLady said...

You've introduced me to a word I've never encountered before - but I think I've figured out what Homiletics might mean! Enjoy your week

LawAndGospel said...

Have a great week- it sounds wonderful!

zorra said...

Oh, I have wanted to go to the FoH for several years,just to hear the preaching, but I wouldn't feel right about taking a slot from a preacher. Have a wonderful time.

bythesea said...

yes, after the first evening and definitely after the first 24 hours I felt the same as your friend - even if somehow the rest of the Festival managed to tank (which I figured was unlikely) it had already been more than worth it. :) So glad some folks were posting about it in advance so I was able to go.