Sunday, June 24, 2007
Hi all, we have just returned home from Annual Conference, to see photo's, news and to get more information about the activities of Conferene in Redlands California go to www.cal-pac.org. I am still processing the experinces of the sessions, the bible study, the worship services, and will post more reflections in the next couple of days. Until then, I am grateful for the fact that I was not injured during the annual clergy basketball game which raised 1,800 dollars for the Los Altos United Methodist Church. I am grateful for visiting with clergy friends, many who I have not chatted with since last year. I am grateful for being int he chapel at Redlands University and as I watched the ordination of new clergy was reminded of my own ordination, and the great honor it was then, and now to serve full time as a clergy person here in southern california. Redlands has become, as our Bishop suggested, holy ground, a place where I get a dose of the big picture, of how God is at work through the world. I was able to talk to a few friends who have published books of late and have some suggestions for focusing my efforts these next few months.