Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone!
The Sunday before MLK day, my church always has a rip-roaring service with our urban sister church. Can I get an Amen? It's the best service all year, because the spirit of both congregations is boisterous. And, we each get to see how the other side lives. We worship out of our comfort zones. Martin Luther King Jr. said that the most segregated hour in America was 10:00 AM on Sunday. Well, not at our churches, on the Sunday before his day.
I always hesitate to talk about going to church, teaching Sunday school and the like, because I have misgivings about organized religion. Can you tell I was a Sociology major, when the words "opiate of the masses" come to my lips? A lot of bad stuff has been done to a lot of people in the name of organized religion. But, our church relishes diversity, and not only do we have a sister African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, but a sister synagogue. Good stuff.
So, while I'm still riding the waves of our Shared Dream service (Mardi Gras for the soul!), I'll get down to business.
Ehem. I give you the Monday Meeting:
Last week I was not as productive as I wanted to be in my writing, but I slowly started getting back on track. I organized, and re-read, and generally immersed myself within my revision. This week I want to pick up speed. I want to find a large chunk of time to just write. I'm not sure I'll be able to obtain that, but I'm going to try.
I'm excited about what the week will bring.
I hope I will be able to carve out more time to revise. And, I don't know if it is leftover from my stirring Sunday, but I am really pumped up. Let's get writing!
And, I encourage everyone to read something specifically outside of their usual reading zone, in honor of the holiday.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everyone! What are your goals for the week? Are you fired up to write?