Friday, December 30, 2005

Friday musings

It's been a good week. It was kind of rough on Sunday, Christmas and all. Was kind of like being in a small war zone, though the family wasn't as bad as they've been in the past. Someone at some point told me to "grow up" and I was so tempted to flip them the bird, which would have been a fine mark of my maturity, and tell them that if they could do any better after coming out of a sick bed to fix a lot of what they were eating then they could just go for it. But I didn't. I've done a good deal of sleeping this week, which has really felt kind of good. BUT----during my awake hours, I've spent a good deal of time at my bestest friend's place and we've had a few good talks. A lot has been forgiven on both sides, and we're moving on. This is good. this is very good.

Prayer was...interesting...last night. My friend has been removed as leader...a decision I don't agree with but I'm only a "civilian" at church and my opinion in matters matter very little. So Pastor has taken over the role as leader until he either finds someone new or sees whatever it is he is expecting to see in my friend. She is not hopeful, as she had grown much these past few months and you can't "un-mature" soooo...she doesn't think she can give him what he wants. Honestly, it would take a miracle...in others before her. And so, last night Pastor kind of sets the rules for praying in a group...which is everything my friend has been saying for over a year...and most of us do good at following them...until Mr. Praise and Worship leader starts...and he busts them all! And it's OK! I'm sitting there terrified to even pray cuz he's sitting right next to me and then it suddenly doesn't matter because he's taken over the entire meeting!!!! I would rather not go if that's the way it's going to be.

It is really kind of quiet in the library today. The boss isn't in so there's no singing going on and I'm much to busy on the computer here to sing a song...that and tired from being out late last night with my friend. I took her over the mountain to Walmart and it was after midnight when we got home. When she found that out, she was like, 'You should have smacked me'. I just told her I was having fun and didn't mind. Which is true. I value her friendship even more now, and so.....

We have a church service Saturday night, to ring in the New Year. It's always a fun night. Food, of course cuz we're """bapticoastals""" Boardgames, more food. Praise and worship and prayer throught the midnight hour {I love that phrasing for some reason} and .... shhhhh ...some of us might prayer through the night. cool!

Ok. I have to go pretend to do a little library work before shutting down for the noon hour...woudn't want people to think I was having too much fun here!!!!

5 comments:

Rob said...

Wow, I don't know how you keep at it. Your church sounds a little crazy. :)

Hope you had a good Christmas, ciera. And that you remembered the reason for the season: to give as much cool loot as you get!

flu said...

Happy new year!

Someone's bound to wake me up at midnight with fireworks in the neighborhood... pesky kids!

Ciera said...

Rob - caffeine helps. A lot! {{{we are a little crazy}}}

Fluke - Hey man! Happy New Year to you too! Fireworks are fun...in someone else's backyard! :P

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The happiest of New Years, Ciera!

Ciera said...

Thanks Jean-Luc..er, I mean Captain! The same to you! :)