Monday, July 5, 2010

On Holidays

So i'm on holidays now. We're out in Alberta until the end of the week. I'm typing on a bad keyboard so my "shift" key may not be used that much. Last week we left and spent the first night in Regina at my aunt's. It was nice to see her and we had a wonderful supper. The next day we took off for Calgary. It was pretty uneventful other than the fact we got under 6litres/100km on one tank of gas. That was awesome. That evening we arrived at the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly, Tina and I were delegates for our church. Assembly lasted until Friday. It was a very powerful time of reflection and discernment on issues of the church and spiritual formation in my own life. There are so many great stories about what Mennonite Chuch Canada is doing. It's sad to me that churches who are a part don't seem to care about the work o the wider church. That's one of the reasons I decided to be part of the Church Engagement Council. There will be more to the Council and I hope to have a better grasp of that over the coming months. I also bought a bunch of books.
The Naked Anabaptist
Under Construction: Reframing Men's Spirituality
God's People Now: Face to Face with Mennonite Church Canada
I'm hoping to read them this summer. We'll see. I may have to miss a few days of work ;-) So we're in Edmonton now visiting Tina's sister and family. I've already been golfing and to an Eskimos game. We'll see what happens the rest of the week. We're back on Sunday.