First and foremost on my mind right now is my vacation. It will be the first time since I've moved here that I will be making the trek through the scenic state of Iowa into Nebraska to visit my parents. According to Google Maps, it is a little bit more than an 8 hour drive. Although, since our fiasco in North Minneapolis when we got turned around trying to find St Olaf Lutheran Church, while relying on Google Maps directions, I am a bit leery of trusting them again. They'll have to earn my trust back!
As if that wasn't enough driving, after spending a few days with the parents, and visiting my brother and his family, I'll be driving back up here to BP, but not stopping! I'll be swinging through the Cities, picking up my friend Nichol who will be flying in from Washington state, and then heading up a couple hours north to Grand Rapids for a fun and exciting New Years celebration with some of my best friends from seminary. It is bound to be a great time!
But I don't leave for this vacation until tomorrow morning. I delayed the start of my trip so that I could participate in the Christmas caroling party at my church. We'll be going to The Lutheran Home, which is the nursing home in town, and singing some Christmas carols before going to Anita and Earl's house for some food and fun. So right now, while I wait for it to be 6:00 so we can start our caroling fun, I'm doing laundry to make sure I have clothes to wear during my vacation. Clothes are always a good thing, and clean clothes are an even better thing!
Also, you may notice that this blog was started clear back in March and I have yet to get any real use out of it... I'm still trying to figure out what would be the best way to utilize it. How can I use it to add to my ministry? Is it something I want to advertise, say in the church newsletter or even as a signature on my e-mail? Hmmm... I'll have to ponder this some more.