Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Holding Tightly to My Own Goat

It's going to be an interesting next couple days. I have a meeting with my team tonight and a lunch date tomorrow that hold the potential to challenge me on every skill I have been working on in this last year. Authenticity, not getting all up into my imperiousness when scared, but being able to speak my truth at the same time, staying focused on the issue and not taking it personally... the whole package. I am going to be interacting in situations and with people who as Cheesehead said so eloquently, "get my goat." So when I go to that meeting and have that lunch, there is going to be a picture in my planner to remind me to hold firmly to my own goat in these next days. Your prayers will be appreciated.

8 comments:

Mother Laura said...

Prayers on the way RDK. And blessings a little late for your personal feast day/spiritual anniversary on Epiphany!

Kathryn said...

When we were in the Lake District on a parish holiday 18 months ago, we found ourselves driving behind a minibus bearing the memorable text
"BETTER BY GOAT"
It has been our family motto ever since - so your goat and mine can graze or gambol or whatever goats would most enjoy and meanwhile I'm praying for you in all this. Take care. You'll be fine, because you are, at all sorts of rather important levels, really and truly OK. xxx

Rev SS said...

Oh yikes... what a way to start the new year. Prayers coming your way from here. And, I agree with Kathryn ... you'll be fine .. HS has your back.

Jan said...

Praying for you, and tomorrow, too. You'll do better than you expect!

RevDrKate said...

BETTER BY GOAT indeed Kathryn! whatever it was s'posed to mean...I love it and am totally adopting it! Thank you all for the prayers and support.

Barbara B. said...

prayers for you and your goat :)

Kathryn said...

I fear the official explanation for it was very prosaic - an advert for a firm of tourist minibusses which take you over the Fells "Mountain Goat Travel" or similar...
Hope things are indeed better by goat today :-)

Mrs. M said...

That's hilarious. I'm going to start thinking about holding onto my goat.

For what it's worth, I have a much better hold on all of my livestock when I consciously (and repeatedly) as myself where God is in the situation.