Thursday, October 27, 2011

Posting Blah's

Ok, I know I haven't posted anything for quite some time.  "The reason?" you may ask.  Simple: Grad School.  I am in my final quarter at Fuller Theological Seminary and will complete my degree on December 8th...that is if I finish the two classes I'm currently in.  Because I'm taking two classes this quarter my life has been pretty full with reading, writing, posting connection posts weekly, reading, and more reading.  Did I mention reading???  Anyway, once this quarter if finished I will be looking to post every week.  In the meantime, my brain just refused to think about this blog, until today that is!

A few months ago I was transported back to my young childhood.  Before I came on the scene my grandfather and dad raised sheep.  Some of my earliest memories are of being out in the barn for two momentous occasions.  1. Lambing (the birth of baby lambs) and the subsequent "cutting off of the Lamb's tail ritual" (my job was to collect the freshly cut tails and place them in the proper receptacle). And, 2. The shearing of the sheep!  We have a sheep farmer in the church who was born on the farm and just recently retired and moved into the city after 70+ years of sheep raising.  Since farmer Ron and I have a common heritage beginning with sheep, he invited me to the shearing shed to witness this momentous event.  He raises over 1,500 sheep.  The video link I posted will give you a glimpse into this iconic Australian event in which a sheep is sheared in less than 2 1/2 minutes.  Be forewarned though, there is blatant nudity!  Also, no sheep or shearer were injured or harmed in the making of this video.  Just click on the link and enjoy! So, what is the profound truth or life lesson behind this post?  Ummmmm, there isn't, just trying to get out of the posting blah's!