Saturday, March 21, 2009


Today I was up early for a Saturday. Our church council decided to meet in order to do something beyond our regular "Yea" or "Nay" meetings. We decided we really wanted to brainstorm about who we want to be and what we want to do. Two outcomes: whatever we do, we want to deepen our discipleship and build relationships (especially integenerationally) in our congregation. So we will look at everything we do through this lens.

Then I went to coffee with a young woman from our congregation. Wonderful conversation -- and we both commented on the lovely spring weather blooming. Such richness.

I stopped in at the hospital before racing home, as my husband had special plans for us. We went out for a quick (and late) lunch, and then visited a place I had heard about for many years: The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.

I felt that I had stepped back in time, into a large and wide version of my father's old TV Sales and Service Shop. There was a faint smell of wires and picture tubes, old signs that flashed "Philco" and "Zenith" and "Crosley". We learned about the history of the phonograph and of radio waves, and I remembered how my dad tried to help me understand the difference between AM and FM Radio Waves (Amplitude Modulation and Frequency Modulation -- I think that's right.) We saw a brief movie of a strange instrument called a "theremin" -- (you can hear it in the Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations".)

Later on, it was still light, still warm, so I took Scout on a brief walk around the neighborhood, where she got some good pets from a friend. Such richness.

Good vibrations. Radio Waves. Conversations. Brainstorms and Visions. Waves and ways of hearing and seeing.

Tapping into the Spirit. Such Richness.


FranIAm said...

I love this post - beautiful. It is all connected.

And your memories of your dad's shop - I remember reading about that when I first started reading your blog. It moved me then and stays still, upon my heart.

Ivy said...

Great post. How wonderful that your church council wants to look at everything through that lens. And it's always good when a day is capped off so nicely.

Gannet Girl said...

What a full, wonderful day.

Sue said...

so beautiful. I love this post.

Can't wait to see you again!

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Hot Cup Lutheran said...

sounds likea beautiful weekend... hope the beauty and richness spill into the new week for you!