Well, I’m at the Call to Action Conference in Milwaukee these days. For the break-out sessions, I’ve focused on nonviolence training, as this is something about which I have a lot of passion, and it’s something that my CSJ congregation has made a deeper commitment to this past summer. (I hope we dare to follow through with what we have said!)
There are so many things I could write about, and probably will later, but tonight I thought I’d tell you about how I got my “Gesu fix” for the weekend. The conference itself is something I find a little more “white bread” (and white hair) that I’m accustomed to in Detroit. So I thought I’d go hear the Gospel Choir from All Saints Parish here in Milwaukee, who were invited to perform at the conference this evening. Boy, was I wishing I had my sax with me to go up and jam with them, especially since I haven’t quite gotten my voice back enough yet to sing the way I would have liked. But it did do me good to be there. (And I’ll bring the sax next year!)
As for the miracle, I thought I’d respond to the request on behalf of the drummer, Shawn Bost, who has been waiting a long time for a kidney. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote an article about Shawn’s plight last December (link below), and I thought I’d get the word out just in case any of you or someone you know might feel called to respond.
Thanks to those of you who have been praying me through my week of health challenges and work stress. I got a long overdue set of project reports graded, and made a good dent on reviewing my doctoral student’s dissertation. Still not caught up with everything, but not feeling as far behind as I was. My upcoming travel schedule is still a bit daunting, but I’ll have more time to work on the next couple of trips, so it shouldn’t put me further behind.