Showing posts from August 30, 2009

Humble and Happy

When was the last time you placed your hand over your heart and pledged allegiance to the United States of America?

Tonight, I had the privilege of giving the opening non-sectarian, one-minute invocation for the Chico City Council. And I was nervous about it all day.

How goofy is that?

I have been a public-speaking minister for over 20 years and yet, to this little goody-two shoes, all-American, old-fashioned girl, I was honored. Yes, this is a small town council in the scheme of American politics but it was still my city council and my mayor (guess that means one year later, I can claim being a Chicoan) and these people were elected as stewards of well-being for our city and each of us. That is no small task no matter how one may feel about any particular person or office.

Arriving early so that I could be sure to find parking (no problem after 6:00 p.m.) and get a feel for the place ( very nice building and chambers with great air conditioning); and to be sure they knew I was there an…