After celebrating Easter, I am always left wondering what will happen to me after the Resurrection. Will I still be deaf? Either way, I can be joyful and content.
Once known on this esteemed web-place as "dutchoven" or more recently "montana dutchoven," I actually live in Montana.
Dutchoven? Well because I love to cook and teach others to cook in dutchoven "camp stoves;" and perhaps because to my knowledge I am the only person in the world to make a "choice" to be "dutch"- that being the case I am still "half-baked and in the oven yet."
Being a convert to "reformed thinking" (baptized into the church at age 8) I have for the past 55 years found a home in this church- riding the high edge of every changing wave, waxing my board so I can cut through the "foam" and "hang 10" no matter what any decision of Synod brings!
With an equally wonderful gal that shares my love of adventure and life, with children who have now given me the cutest grandchildren in the world...I am blessed:-)
Church Order, the Heidelberg Cat., and all that is CRCNA
I often wonder what it will be like as I perhaps enter into dementia someday and even face Alzheimer's. Perhaps my future will be like a house of mirrors with all the voices I have heard and will be hearing; playing tricks on me. But regardless of the outcome, I am confident I will be able to hear my Father's voice.
I am fascinated by talk generated with the recent "date" the CRC had with the RCA. True we were once one, and then there was that messy divorce — what was it over again?
Why not allow any individual who has been ordained as an Elder but is not serving a current term of office to represent the Classis at Synod?
Ahhh...Christian Day schools and how it fits in the CRCNA scheme, the next great battle that will be enjoined after LGBTQ is settled or a truce is signed; as if it never was enjoined before:-)...posted on: Christian Day Schools
Looks like this needs to be updated Elizabeth- "neighboring" doesn't seem to completely fit the bill now with precedent, and there are three delegates to be sent (unless something extraordinary...
Call me naive, but Church Order is pretty good in framing what Classis is; among others- Art.(s) 27-28, 39-44 provide a good outline. However, it is the folks that are implementing the nature and...posted on: Who Does Classis Serve?
Silly:-)posted on: 9 Things I Appreciate About Classis
Fascinating...all of a sudden, with a blink of a "nationalist eye", our brothers and sisters to the north of the border wish "freedom." Just a short while ago I'm sure there was a great deal of...posted on: Bi-National or Overreaching?
Karl- this is a critical question, one that I keep asking myself as a Stated Clerk...who but is a servant of this creation.
Perhaps the one thing I see that a Classis is...
Thanks Henry for your comment...dialogue is necessary in our denomination, monologue seems to get us in trouble- i.e. "Fractured Flocks..." per recent Christian Courier (I really need to read that...
Oh but this is happening Henry- a bending of the rule...in the short ticket I have had on this “planet ride” there have been "others" in the pulpit - rightfully or wrongfully so; and my...
Howdy:-)posted on: Just Say 'Hi' (you might win a prize!)
One blessing I will most certainly cherish is the opportunity to have known "aged" pastors.
There is a peace that is reflected in their speech, often...