Tales of a Midwest Lutheran on the East Coast

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A blog is born!

Hello my friends. I decided to start this blog in order to avoid bombarding facebook with the daily happenings of our new life out in New Jersey. So much has been happening to us, so many wonderful, exciting, and scary things, that posting snippets on facebook just wasn't cutting it. This is a whole new chapter opening up for Beau and myself. It sounds corny, but it really does feel this way. We are really adults now. Tomorrow will be Beau's first official day at Resurrection Lutheran Church. We have bought a really nice couch which is doubling as our bed for the moment. Our cats (Patches and Midnight) now have collars and will soon have identification. We have a study/second bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room, and living room (all separate rooms, mind you). We have found the IKEA, Target, Best Buy, Petsmart and the infamous WaWa. We have arrived, my friends!

The name for this blog was first born during our wedding dance, when a good friend of mine changed the lyrics to Madonna's "Like a Virgin" to "Like a Lutheran." And, since we have now left the bastion of Lutheranism in the Midwest, we will get to figure out what it means to be a Lutheran minister in a place that doesn't necessarily know what a Lutheran is!

About today specifically - Tuesday mornings are Bible Study day in this cluster, held at one of the local Lutheran churches. There we were warmly welcomed by the local clergy and participated in a lively and deep theological conversation about the upcoming texts for this week. I AM SO THRILLED that these will be my colleagues!! Afterwards, we made a trip to the seminary at Princeton, which is surprisingly close by, and perused their bookstore. Beau bought a few neat books (lucky him, since he has been called he gets a book allowance).

It is my hope that this blog will be more than just something to help keep me distracted while I wait for a call. I hope to keep people updated with how we're doing, being so far from many our loved ones and beloved friends, and also to post reflections and maybe even a sermon or two. Thanks for reading!

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