Monday, March 5, 2007

Nomadic

"Communities of nomadic people move from place to place, rather than settling down in one location. Many cultures have been traditionally nomadic, but nomadic behaviour is increasingly rare in industrialised countries. There are three kinds of nomads, hunter-gatherers, pastoral nomads, and peripatetic nomads. Nomadic hunter-gatherers have by far the longest-lived subsistence method in human history, following seasonally available wild plants and game. Pastoralists raise herds and move with them so as not to deplete pasture beyond recovery in any one area. Peripatetic nomads are more common in industrialised nations travelling from place to place offering a trade wherever they go." ~en.Wikipedia.org

Ok, so we may not be nomadic in the technical sense of the word--although "Pastoral Nomad" is kind of a funny play on words. Our church has moved again, and now we are back to being a mobile church. We are now meeting in a very nice theater in Lake Mary. Everything is stored through the week, then we bring it to the location, unload, set up, have service, tear down, load up, and deliver back to storage before the first 12pm matinee. The theater is really nice, very comfortable, and has great accoustics. And can anyone say "Cup holders for my coffee?" It does mean a lot of work, but it's the begining of a new season. One step at a time...one day at a time. That's the only way to walk out obediance.

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." ~M. Scott Peck

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