We had a Congregational Meeting with the District Superintendent last night to discuss the future of my church. One man actually called the D.S. a dictator and what was especially upsetting about it was the fact that the DS was actually being very conciliatory. He was trying to explain that he doesn't take votes because it means that there are winners and losers. He wanted a consensus before moving forward. Plus, this very same man brought up (AGAIN) how much he didn't like the DS's preaching from over a year ago. He said the DS pranced while he preached (OMG).
My head is hanging in shame................. It is like when your child embarrasses you in public. I just wanted to thump some of them.
The outcome of the meeting was very satisfactory, both to the DS and to the church. It appears (pending approval) that this church and the other church involved in the merger are going to join charges and be served by one pastor but remain autonomous. It will become a very strong student appointment. I just hope that the student has very thick skin (think rhino skin).
My DS called me on his way home and said that he wouldn't have lasted at this church for nearly as long as I have and commended me for my fortitude. It made me feel somewhat better but yesterday was very painful.
And to top it off in the middle of the night one of the dogs needed to go out very, very quickly and as I ran through the house trying to get him out before he threw up everywhere, I fell. It wasn't a nice graceful kind of fall, oh no, it was a full body slam. You know that exercise bicycle that has helped me lose all the weight, well it has an evil side. It reached out and grabbed my ankle as I flew through the house with Luke and took me me out. It shocked Luke so much that he was able to actually hold off on vomiting as he checked on me, so he got outside before he got tossed his cookies. I, however, am a very sore camper this morning. In a very strange way, since I was going so fast when I fell, I didn't have time to try and catch myself with my arms so I didn't break a wrist (which has happened to me three times in the past). My right hip is screaming at me but nothing is broken.
I'm feeling a little jinxed and need a prayer to remove said jinx.