Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spinning (Seder) Plates...

Baruch HaShem!
Happy Passover, go brain, go! followers!

A lot going on right now. I'm not really the kind of guy who gets stressed out - but if I was going to pick a time, it would probably be now.
In fact, all of 2009 so far has been in such a hurry. I don't like it. I don't think it's good to live life at such a pace.

Here's what's coming up:
- Abby and I leave tomorrow morning for a weekend in Baton Rouge. My sister is getting married and has asked me to perform the ceremony. What an honor! The catch? It's a Renaissance wedding. At a castle (in Louisiana? Yes.) With costumes. And the ceremony, I guess, is going to be in King James English. I should probably know that - I'm writing it. Anyway, there's something about our family that we enjoy getting married right around major holidays. Abz and I were married 2 days before Christmas. Casey and her husband are getting married 2 days before Easter. That's right - Good Friday. Frankly, I don't know how she pulled it off. Much of the celebration of Easter (these days) revolves around children. She is a Children's Minister at a church. She's going to be gone Easter weekend on her honeymoon. She's either brilliant or crazy.

- Sunday morning is Easter, of course, and our youth ministry is holding a Passover Seder that morning at 9:30 and 11:00. It's become kind of a tradition in our group (2 years in a row!) that is very cool. It does, however require a monumental amount of preparation, that I'm not sure I have time for (and yet here I am blogging). It's a beautiful experience that connects us with the history of our faith, our roots in Judaism, and reminds us of what it means to be in covenant relationship with each other and with God. If I wasn't so exhausted thinking about all I still have to do before I leave in the morning, I would say that I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe I can get some help from some students during our Journey Group meeting tonight.

- Easter Sunday afternoon my Young Couples small group is having a crawfish boil (OH YEAAH!) to celebrate the resurrection. I'm not sure how 5 pounds of bugs per person celebrates the resurrection - but I'm willing to go with it. Also - are crawfish Kosher? Who cares.
- The weekend after Easter? Disciple Now.

- Then a short break to write 3 papers, prepare for and take 2 finals (early) before our trip to WALT DISNEY WORLD in Florida May 8-15, 2009.

*sweat drops - sweat drops*
*worry lines - worry lines*

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