Awakening a Keen Observer

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July. July

Hello friends This time last week I was in Pittsburg for the Presbyterian General assembly. As always there were some interesting decisions. But perhaps somehow they should have a huge dove kite fly over the plenary reminding folk of the Holy Soirit leading. But, as sure I as I am about most anything I think everyone no matter which side of an issue they fall felt led by the Spirit. Some were just led by the Spirit they wanted to be led by...and if a vote when another way it was THEM defying the Spirit calling. I stood outside the plenary one time and when folk passed I said may the Spirit bless you. Folk would look, at me, what I was wearing, buttons for a cause or not. Rainbow stole or not. ( maybe burkenstocks or not). And reply, on, ya, uh ha, thank you was an interesting experience. I think of the prayer. " not my will but thine...". " thy will be done". And think that too often we change it to not thy will but MINE....MY will be done... Or like john and I heard Jerry Falwell say' ". If we all pray together we can put pressure on God.". Wow, really. Perhaps our daily prayer should be, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts, be found acceptable in your sight, O God. Our strength and our redeemer.". It's a thought. God abide Bobbie Giltz McGarey @2012

Monday, July 02, 2012


What was that? Oh it was June leaving. No not my cousin June, but the month of June 2012. Swoosh! Time passed.m The 4th of July brings great times for some folks. Parties, fireworks, friends gathering. For my PCUSA it's General Assembly time over the 4 th. And I'd have to say there are expectations for the fourth to bring the same to the church. Parties. Fireworks. Firends gathering... But it seems, as I read reactions that there are some who want to make a name for themselves as they deride everything....everything that happens as wrong, subversive, holding some mysterious Meaning... Many of these things are put into questuioning tones that in a backhanded way make folk wonder. This is a true story. There was once a church where the janitor took care of critter problems with a gun. Bye bye squirkes, rabbits, and then cats. Althoight he had been warned not to shot his gun on church pretty...he did. My darter said we should have shorts that say... We Presbyterians don't kill cats. I didn't have a shirt made but I did get it etched on the black of DIY computer. Imagine what kind of interest a sign generate... " honey, we are we kill cats? Because Presbyterians don't. ..Which are the cat killing churches." . Some of the rhetoric from folk who aren't happy with the denomination just now seem to send out messages like this cat one. We don't do this,,,, leaving it blank for the same time like...we don't disrespect Jesus, just so you know" leaving us by inference to think that it's only kind of presbyterians whobbelieve . so god abide. yes bobbie Giltz McGarey @ 1894