Hello all!

I made it back from OKC happy yet exhausted. The trip was simply wonderful, although it did suck every ounce of energy I had in my body. In case I never mentioned it, the reason for my trip was the inagural lecture of the McBride Institute for Faith and Literature, with speaker Kathleen Norris. It was wonderful and I’m so happy I could be there to help pay tribute to the McBrides and all they’ve done for OC and the kingdom.

Kathleen Norris was good. She made me think about a lot of things, which honestly most people don’t make me do. She even made me want to think about them. :) She has a lot of experience with Benedictine monks so I’ve been thinking about monastic life. Anyone interested in starting a reformation movement monestary/convent?

I got to see a lot of people in OKC, considering the short time I was there. I took my camera to take pictures, but of course I ended up taking zippo. I can’t describe how refreshing it is to one’s soul to be with people who love you and you love so much. The trip was very hard on me physically, but spiritually/emotionally it was well well worth it. By the way, I never had to use a wheelchair! Yay!

Love and hugs to all my OKC people. Those of you I got to see and spend time with, thanks for helping revive my tired spirit. Those of you I didn’t get to see, there’s always next time!

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I joined facebook finally. I can’t decide how I feel about this. I have already made several vows that I will not spend excessive time on this. And I will not base my self-esteem on how many “friends” I have. But it was great fun to reconnect with some buddies from olden days.

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