Our church has a new tradition of making a scrapbook for members who move away. Dear Betty has moved to be closer to her daughter, and boy do we miss her. She's coming back for a potluck this Sunday (shhh, it's a surprise) and we'll present her with the book. This picture... I didn't know it was being taken, and when her daughter sent it to me later, it took my breath away: a visual confirmation of my vocation. Yes, I am a pastor. Not just a preacher, but a pastor. The calligraphed psalm was done by Betty herself - a gift for my study. The original is 8x10, but I shrank it with the Xerox machine. It is scrapbooking at its most rudimentary, but it's special. Just like Betty.
Posted by Katherine Willis Pershey