From the Archives of Clergy Clatter

January 2000

Following are a few of my well-intended New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t promise to keep any of them, but at least you know I’m thinking about them:

  • I’ll clean and straighten my desk to keep Merle happy.
  • I’ll mention Jesus more in my homilies to keep Gertrude happy.
  • I’ll start services on time to keep Alvah happy.
  • I’ll pick hymns way ahead of time to keep Mary happy.
  • I’ll “beep” more to keep Cissy happy – you’ll have to ask her about this one.
  • I’ll stop referring to God as “He” to keep Frankie and Susie happy.
  • I’ll attend the Adult Class to keep Steven happy.
  • I’ll use more incense to keep Audrey and Fay happy.
  • I’ll use less incense to keep Nell and Evelyn happy.
  • I’ll use fewer dish towels as paint rags to keep Olive happy.
  • I’ll chant less to keep everyone happy.
  • I’ll continue doing what I want to keep me happy.
  • I’ll wish each of you a blessed and wonderful New Year’s!



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