So True

Give your sorrow all the space and shelter in yourself that is its due, for if everyone bears [their] grief honestly and courageously, the sorrow that now fills the world will abate. But if you do not clear a decent shelter for your sorrow, and instead reserve most of the space inside you for hatred and thoughts of revenge - from which new sorrorws will be born for others - then sorrow will never cease in this world and will multiply.

- Etty Hillesumquoted in Marc Ellis, "Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation"


My World

I guess there is still ministry to be done in Westerville.
You have to read this story.
This happened at the high school I visit every week. It will be an entertaining story time when I visit the lunchroom tomorrow.



Psalm 23:1-3 [the message]

God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

"...and the dead shall ride again."

I was standing at a bus stop yesterday morning, gazing at the Rocky Mountains towering above Denver, when 3 Hearses roll in. I sauntered down to talk to the folks and found out they were part of the Denver Hearse Club . This one was by far the coolest.


Blowin Up

My cell phone is broken. A victim of the, "laying in my lap when I get out of the car catastrophe."
If you need to get ahold of me, email is the best bet. jdearing at heritagecc.org or jeddearing at gmail.com. you can also try the church phone during normal business hours. 614.898.9412.ext410