I've been pretty unhappy with the name of my blog. It worked at the beginning but it seems like all respectable blogs have some catchy name. So, I think I've found a word that describes me fairly well and is catchy (at least I think so). As you can see, I've come to: DIVERGENCE. What does it mean? 1. The act of diverging. Don't you love dictionaries? I love how they define a word with a word that needs defining itself. 2. difference or disparity: a difference between two or more things such as opinions or attitudes 3. failure to conform or match: deviation from something such as a typical pattern or expressed wish 4. moving apart: the process of separating or moving apart to follow different paths or different courses I find that as I continue to learn and grow older, things that I believed strongly in the past have been challenged and replaced by new thoughts, ideas, and beliefs. Don't hold anything I write against me because I might have changed my mind by the next day. I also probably believe contradictory things that any logician would expose. Also, I like to explore different topics and ideas without worrying what I might come to. So, I think it describes me and my blog and I hope you like it.
It was shaping up to be a long, draining Sabbath an Adventist pastor experiences quite often. I got up around 7am and didn't finish the day until 10pm (I did get a chance to sneak a nap in so that helped). Although too long, it provided a lot of thought-provoking experiences that made it manageable. The week turned out to be filled with good news. On Monday, a member had a baby so that was exciting. Another member had back surgery on Tuesday that went well. Wednesday, one of our members' sons was had a very rare and serious surgery. It literally took all day but by late afternoon we got the great news that everything had gone well. So, we were coming to church in a celebrative mood. Then, before Sabbath School started, a mother and daughter-in-law were crying and hugging each other because another daughter-in-law was given bad news about her cancer. The doctors have told her she has two months to live. This actual is quite typical in church. You have people coming full of prais