04 April 2006

homily

Yesterday I preached for the first time ever. In a class. On Amos 7:1-9. It went better than I'd expected.

The biggest surprise for me? I enjoyed it!

[By the way, I don't feel any less feminine. Just in case you wondered.]

10 comments:

Donald Philip Simpson said...

I wish I would have been there to hear you...

Anonymous said...

Yay for Preacher Kelli! :) I have the blessing of teaching the Word to my students everyday. It's very similar, but without the official title of "preaching".
I'm proud of you. ;)
-Tracy

Tera said...

In case any of you were wondering, I heard Kel preach and she was fabulous. Maybe since other people lately have been deciding what they think you should do, I'll just believe that you're going to be a preacher.

Kelli said...

Believe whatever you want, T-boz. (It doesn't stop anyone else!) But let's keep it on the DL for now - I want to save being written up in any c of C publications for a really special occasion.

For example, what do you think of clowns?

Donald Philip Simpson said...

John Vaught and I have been talking about how God has led me through so much in my life, and that even if the Restoration Movement does not really talk about a "Call", that I really believe that God has placed on my heart a real passion and commitment to minister to Circus Midgets. Thanks for the article, I believe I know where I will be headed for a Ph.D.

Kelli said...

DPS - How about we join forces for a full-fledged circus ministry?! You tackle the midgets (not literally of course), and I'll infiltrate the clown ranks? Tera used to be in Flying Cats... maybe she could minister to the acrobats... who else could we rope into this?!

Donald Philip Simpson said...

I'll have to email you John Vaught's and my banter back and forth concerning Circus Midgets in Worldview Class on the Discussion Board... I'm surprised we did not have to go before the board of directors (lol)..

Send in the clowns!!

Katherine said...

That rocks-I am sure you did great!! I miss and love you dearly, my friend-I hope to talk to you soon!! God bless~

Hey, can I get in on this circus act?!

Kelli said...

Donald - loved the dialogue between John and yourself - especially the reflection on circus midgets, Qoheleth, and Zacchaeus. I sense that you're laying some fine-tuned theological groundwork for circus outreach!

Katherine - oh, wow, I miss you too!!! I've been slightly jealous of the one month sabbatical as the Ch. Hist. rough draft due date looms ever closer. And of course, you are more than welcome to join the circus ministry - how do you feel about lion taming?

Katherine said...

It was wonderful to see you today-good luck on that paper-I know you will rock it!!

I love you tons and tons~

I am all about the lion taming...and tell Tera she needs to actually write on her blog-we need to be imparted with her wisdom!! :)