Friday, August 27, 2010
I noticed yesterday that I had only posted once this month. That's not a whole lot of blogging, even for me, but a lot has been going on, so I thought I'd check in.
The biggest change is that I moved to Salem, Oregon almost a month ago. This was not a sudden move (I'd been planning it for years, actually), but moving tends to take a lot of time and energy regardless of how long I know about it in advance.
My new home is a lovely little cottage, which is right down the street from Alivia and Peggy's house. I think it's going to be a lot of fun living near the two of them. Peggy has been in Africa the whole time I've been here so far, so Alivia and I have been hanging out quite a bit.
Being in Salem also means that I am back at my home church, Freedom Friends Church. It has been wonderful to see everyone at Freedom Friends and they have all been welcoming me home.
I started a new job just about two weeks ago. So far, it has mostly been orientation, but I am starting to work on real work. I think it will be a good place to work and everyone there seems very nice.
I think the next few weeks and months will be mostly more settling in, getting used to new people, places, and systems. There are a few things coming up that are noteworthy, though.
The second week of September, I will head back to North Carolina for the fifth School of the Spirit residency. After so much change, I am looking forward to seeing my classmates' familiar faces! I will also be participating in a panel during the residency and, God willing, will be speaking on "the other" as a prophetic role.
On October 23, Marge A will be leading one-day workshop called Supporting and Grounding One Another In Our Ministries: Committees for Clearness and Support, Peer Groups, and Spiritual Friendships at the Multnomah Monthly Meeting meetinghouse. I will be serving as Marge's elder for the workshop and I think it will be really good.
I think that's all the news for now. Thank you to everyone who has been holding me in prayer during this transition. I am glad to be done moving and I hope to write more after I have had time to get used to all of these changes!