I’m trying to look forward to all the things
But the list to get there is interminably long
And I find that I don’t have the energy to even look at the list much les complete it.
Yet the laundry, house, packing, paperwork and people all await my presence.
Is this when you took a nap Jesus? I love a Savior who knows the value of a good nap.
Am I tired because I need the energy to face things
Am I tired because the things facing me need to get done before I can feel energized again?
Sometimes human existence is such a mystery God, you have to admit, you did not make us simple beings.
Anyway here’s praying what needs to get done will, and can wait will
And that you’ll give me the patience to know the difference.
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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
"Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one. Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times.
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