Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eight Months

Eight Months 'till Christmas!

Feeling Misanthropic

You know, sometimes life just gets to me.  And quite often, (OFTEN) I have to wonder if we humans really are the apex species.  And maybe it is just the way we make our past seem more rosy than it really was; but people just seemed nicer in the past.  Today we have people with their noses stuck in smart phones and trying to drive at the same time.  No matter how much people are reminded that texting and driving is dangerous, people just don't seem to get it.

I get tired of the church world too.  So often what I see and hear when the word "Christian" is thrown around is anything but Christian.  And what I hate the most is that most "Christians" are unwilling to step up and challenge the pervading stereotypes.  And if I do say something that tries to alter the pervading stereotypes, the response is, "You are clergy, you are supposed to be nice.  Stop making people feel uncomfortable."

I had an interview at a church last Sunday.  It was ok.  I guess I would fell better about it if I felt better about the state of the church.  Frankly, I feel like I am painted into a corner.  I have been away from psychology long enough to be out of the loop.  I am not a good enough stained glass person to make a living at it.  I would prefer moving somewhere south.  (Maybe that is just a desire to run away, IDK.)

So that is the state of being.  I am making a piece of glass for a show that needs to be finished soon!  It is called "Homage to a Rollergirl No. 1."  I will post some pictures when it is completed.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's been a while

I just realized that I haven't posted anything in a while.

Sorry that the first thing back is a bit of a pitty-party.

I am kind of having the "perfect storm" of  down days.  I am doing the post vacation re-entry.  I am still unemployed.  People, in general, are pissing me off.  I really am losing my faith in the viability of the organized church.  And I really don't know what else I would do if I weren't a clergy being.  And to top it all off, I forgot to take my "happy drugs."

While sitting here, waiting for call things to happen, I keep wondering if the church is worth putting my effort into.  It seems to be filled with people who are just plain mean.  It seems as if the church has forgotten that we are supposed to be followers and emulators of the one who told us to love our neighbor.  We are not supposed to be lording our righteousness over others.  Hell, what righteousness??  The church seems so hell-bent on proving that they are so good because everyone else is so bad.

Then we have people who text and drive.  HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU NEED TO BE TOLD?  Contrary to what your mommy told you, lady in Cadillac SUV, you are NOT that special.  Weaving in lanes, speeding up and then crossing across three lanes because you missed the exit.  If you were paying attention to the road, you wouldn't have had to cut everyone off.


Vacation was nice, though.  I like the ocean!