Have you ever done that? Your mouth opened and words tumbled out before you’d given it a great deal of thought? Well, I did on Tuesday while attending my church women’s circle meeting. The moderator was talking about the church service on Mother’s Day which focuses on The Gifts of Women. She mentioned several women ministers they’d checked with to preach. They all wanted to but already had other obligations.
Church in Camden, Maine
I opened my mouth and said, “Well, I can do that.” How this happened is I was about to volunteer to read scripture, easy-peasy for me. I’ve participated as an elder in the lectern many times. Then the request morphed into someone to preach the sermon. And there I was with my mouth half-way open and volunteering words jumping out.
Truth Be Told, assuming they don’t find a “real” preacher, and I lead the service that day, it won’t be my first time. Only last time, over twenty years ago, I was on staff as the temporary something or other. I really don’t remember my title. The Director of Christian Education and I led the service while our minister was out of town. At the time, I believed everyone had at least one sermon in them. Now I get to find out if everyone has two sermons in them. LOL For the sake of the congregation, I hope and pray that’s true. Now where did I file that first sermon?
Church in small New Hampshire town.
So, have you ever done something like this? Made a “speech” about something important or something you felt passionately about? If you were going to, what would be the topic?
Shorter post than usual. Need to spend time with ACT OF BETRAYAL. You know I finished it last week—well, the story is finished. I’m reading back through to see if I can fill in all the XXXXs I put in a manuscript when I don’t know something and don’t want to take time to look it up. Interrupts the creative flow, you know. Hopefully, I’m also adding details that I skipped over in the first rush of words to the screen. I’m right at 58 thousand words. Would like this to end up over 70 thousand. Obviously, I have my work cut out for me.
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