Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sabbath

I realize you haven’t heard much from any of us. We have had four solid days of legislative committee meetings. They begin at 8 am and go until evening worship begins at 8:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday. This year we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Word about Technology

On route to the airport on Monday (in what seems like a month ago!) I thought that I had left my cell phone at home.  We tried to call the phone and couldn’t hear it.  I enlisted my Aunt Jill … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reflections from a page

Joe Kenaston April 26, 2012 The title is not as literary as it might seem. Rather, I am in the role of a page at General Conference. Just as I might imagine the life of a medieval page was to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

GC on 3 1/2 hours of sleep….

I am very aware that Diane’s posts here are eloquent and mine are practical — but you should at least know that in my thoughts I am very eloquent. I have so many ideas that I want to share, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Mom says, “Bedtime!”

And when Mom says “bedtime!” I can assure you, she means it!  After MUCH debate, the rules passed AS PRESENTED, WITH NO AMENDMENTS by 92.5% of the General Conference.  I hope she’ll update us later, once she gets more than … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

“‘Typical UMC Family’ Serves at General Conference”

I’ve never said “the Kenastons are a typical UMC family”… Having two pastors in your immediate family automatically means you’re not a “typical” church-goer. – Rachel, via e-mail That said, we were very pleased to have a story published about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In Which Mom Fails to Give the Delegates a Bedtime

When I was in the 7th grade, I loved my newfound freedom.  I had just started junior high and had gotten my own room, no longer having to share with my sister.  But one aspect of freedom escaped me: Bedtime. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

GC Genesis…

And it was evening of the first day. We have arrived at Tampa. A late night packing session (still a little space left in those cases!) Leaving early this morning in the snow (argh! Who wants to see snow on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Why are you staring at us?”

Adapted from today’s sermon on Acts 3:1-19. Why are you staring at us? I’ve been preoccupied this week, thinking about General Conference and preparing to leave for this global gathering of United Methodists.  There are petitions to read and perspectives … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

That’s why we have reserves…

I have composed several posts in my head in the last 24 hours.  I thought I ought to get something in print.  So much going on and so many thoughts are swirling through my mind.   First off, I had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment