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The Joys of Being a Pastor

Last Sunday was the Kick Off for 40 Days of Community at Legacy. We had a great time the entire morning, and topped it all off with water fun in the parking lot. Of course, the team signed the staff up for a turn in the dunk tank.

He's me coming out of the tank with the shock of cold water still on me.





Here's Troy adding ice to the tank just to prove the young guys can do it no matter what.









Markus thinks its going to be easy, but he has the right idea on his shirt!











And, as usual, Kenyon says, "Bring it on! This is nothing for an Crimson Tide fan." (Notice Markus is still smiling. He's next.)


All in all, it was a fun day, and we added 105 people to Host Home groups who were not in a LifeGroup before Sunday...worth the cold and wet, I'd say.

Madeleline L'Engle Died

I read on a friend's blog tonight that MadelelineL'Engle died last Thursday. She has been a literary hero of mine from the day I read her most famous children's book, A Wrinkle In Time. Just read the first page, and I'll say you'll be hooked. Monica Hesse of the Washington Post.com wrote today, "'A Wrinkle in Time' was not the sort of book you were assigned in school; with its New Testament quotations and witchy supporting characters it was at once too Christian and too blasphemous. It was the sort of book you discovered on your own, shelved as it was in the big kids' section, and that you read ferociously into the night with a mug of Swiss Miss -- a replica of Meg's homemade cocoa." So true. But it was not her children's books alone that caught my imagination. Her books on the biblical stories like A Stone for a Pillow added life and thought to dusty characters I had long left in darkened Sunday School rooms. She stretched my theology a…