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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?"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


You all must have a story about getting the words of a song wrong: you know the kind, like "round John Virgin" or "Olive the other reindeer"?

Here's one I read about recently that has stuck in my mind and really, really feels like a "good word" about all that's going on around our Mission.

Somebody's five-year-old always sings "Allelu, allelu, allelu, alleluyah-- crazy the Lord!" So of course, it slides right into the auto record part of my brain and I've been singing "Crazy the Lord!" ever since.

So many good things happening it's hard to keep them straight and pull out one thread from here or there to report about. Many, many crazy happenings. Crazy great and new and fresh and surprising things! There are days your friendly CEM staff people feel very much like one of those guys spinning the plates in the circus. Gotta keep moving, keep spinning, making sure none of them stops or gets broken. Crazy the Lord.

Let me choose just one to tell about. Carman and I spent last Saturday in a high school cafeteria (we needed a space big enough for all who came) helping a conversation happen about how the GTA West congregation will move forward in their decision about a facility for their diverse congregation.

They want a welcoming, comfortable, happy space to do programs as well as reach out, be visible, help the needy. They want to meet many complex needs but they're also confident about the dialogue, ready to listen, to disagree and agree, all the while trusting the Holy Spirit to lead them through some tough times and hard work. And fully expecting to arrive at the best solution for this still-forming community working on mission together. Crazy the Lord!

They're building expertise as a dialoguing, discerning community. Skills we'll all need moving into the future. And they're excited about a range of opportunities in front of them. Stay tuned for more news as the process unfolds. What a journey this promises to be!

All together now, Sing: Crazy the Lord!

Posted by Marion

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Marion for the good word about the Crazy Lord at work with GTA West. I know there have been many who have contributed to this long process of determining where and what they will become as a congregation. You shared exciting news this morning. Thanks!


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