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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Friday, August 13, 2010


A couple of days ago I made the comment to Carman that our conversations in here were getting pretty heavy and serious. He agreed that we’ve got some pretty heavy and serious concerns. Even if folks aren’t sending in comments we’ve both had some indication that our faithful readers are indeed thinking about these heavy and serious topics we’ve been thinking about: mission and worship and preaching and church attendance.

But I still think that occasionally it’s nice to just think about a bit of fluff and give my brain a rest. Because I’ve also noted that we quite often also write about other important stuff like Sabbath and rest and renewal and pacing.

If you follow us faithfully, you’ve also probably read another of the blogs we follow: Beauty Tips for Ministers It really is not totally frivolous, although it is fun and light-hearted. But Victoria who blogs as PeaceBang has a wonderful attitude about appearance and body image. She holds up the importance of valuing one’s physical self as God’s creature, worthy to be well-groomed and appropriately fashionable and certainly fit and healthy. This week, however, I think she’s been feeling a bit tired and has been reminding herself to take better care of herself, her eating and exercise plans. I believe she’s struggling a bit. She’s been feeling heavy and serious. It happens to the best of us.

So here’s today’s good word: fluff.

I want to tell you about a little sheep that hangs on the refrigerator door at Weston and Gail Leeson’s house. I love this little fridge magnet. It always makes me smile. I love that it doesn’t accuse or judge or yell out dire warnings at all. It’s just a sweet little sheep with a sweet little reminder. I’ve thought PeaceBang might appreciate its gentle message. I know I appreciate it every time I read it on the Leeson fridge, or even as I’m recalling it now:

“Ewe is not fat, ewe is just fluffy.”

Have a good weekend everyone and do come back next week for some more conversation about “The mission of Jesus Christ: what matters most for the journey ahead. [D&C: 9f]

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