September 11th, 2008

Crazy

Calendar of doom

Ah, the calendar. Teeter, totter, teeter, totter. Personally, we have three options for Friday night, and Saturday would be the same if we hadn't committed to one (dinner party at velouria73's—yes!) and declined the rest. Next week we travel to Iowa for my high school class reunion, and when we come back, we'll be in final preparation for the church retreat. The church's events calendar is a whole other level of overload, plus barlow_girl are also preparing to get a new Community Group off the ground soon. It's a little crazymaking.

Speaking of church activities, I wonder why Acts and none of the New Testament epistles included copies of the early church's calendar? Of course, I pose the question with tongue firmly in cheek—these days, we seem pretty events-driven (or at least events-laden). While I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, it's very culturally bound. We have great reasons for doing what we do and even for how and when we do them; it's just healthy to remind ourselves that many of them are simply choices of how to be faithful within our culture, rather than "musts." I'm probably oversensitive to it because of my work, but I think the events mindset has a way of creeping in and threatening takeover.

Just saw jadeejf here at Irwin's. Glad I stopped in!