August 2, 2010
what it means to be a girl friend... and a pastor
And I think I really miss the kind of companionship that a best girl friend offers. And I know that I have been lucky enough to have found some amazing best friends in the past... and right now, I really wish I had someone to shop with, and watch crappy girl movies with, and talk about girl stuff with. I miss the circle of friends who gathered every Tuesday night in seminary to have pizza. I miss the estrogen that radiated out of the upstairs of the PAC House or Bubbly Manor (the names of our in-famous college abodes). I miss the crazy antics of teenage girls... that somehow are rekindled when JSTACK has the chance to get together every year or so.
But what happens when that person doesn't live next door to you anymore? What happens when the nearest girlfriend lives an hour away? And how do you get yourself to a place where you can find someone like that in your neighborhood, when you live in the parsonage in a small town? How do I find people my own age to hang out with... without also thinking about how I can get them involved in my church or what I might need to ask them to help out with next? How can I be a friend when pastors don't make friends with congregation members?
at 10:03 PM