My house has been full of young people all week, young people who have
just left school, young people with an eye on the future. Their
laughter energy, and hope are infectious, so with that in mind- this
Friday 5 is about hopes, visions and dreams;
1. Think back to the time you left High School, what were your hopes visions and dreams for your life/ for the world?
I had a dream that my high school boyfriend would go to seminary, we would marry, and I would be a pastor’s wife. How funny is that? I imagined myself involved in church life at every level. I had never met an ordained woman and had no idea it was a job a woman could do.
2. Have those hopes visions and dreams changed a lot, or are some of them still alive and kicking? (share one if you can)
Um, well, with a few adjustments, the dream came true, eventually.
Hebrews 11:1 " Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen. " Comforting, challenging or frustrating?
Just right. Hard to explain to rational people. Lyrical.
4. If resources were unlimited, and you had free reign to pursue a vision what would it be?
I would like to build a contemporary and accessible church that could serve all kinds of needs for different types of worship as well as being a center for community activity and a resource for those in need in City By the Sea. I would love to see a church facility that included a soup kitchen and a center for ministry to the homeless as well as a place for kids to gather. I guess what I’m getting at is a modern urban cathedral, without the barriers the older buildings have and without the barriers of thought established churches seem to have.
5. Finally with summer upon us- and not to make this too heavy- share your dream holiday….where, when and who with…
I am hoping I’ll get a couple of days away with Pure Luck in July, a getaway to Vermont, a state we both love but have never visited together. I’ve always wanted to see Lake Champlain, so that’s where we hope to be headed.