Things I did for the physical beautification of the ministry at our General Assembly, in no particular order:
Applied make-up and did hair for worship leaders.
(Laid hands on same and prayed for them)
Consulted on the purchase of stoles and robes in the Exhibit Hall on a walk-by basis (“There’s PeaceBang! Hey, how do you think this looks?”).
Advised on two hairstyle changes under consideration by seminarians who are moving into new professional roles soon.
Admired many pedicures and manicures. My opinion: don’t do two wildly contrasting colors for hands and feet. If you’re doing a bright color on the nails, keep the toes neutral, and vice versa. It’s too much distracting/clashing color pop. Similarly, glittery toenails are vacation. No gittery toenails on display in worship, please. It’s too juvenile. My own blue nails need to go away today as I am doing a funeral on Wednesday.
Squeed over the fabulous Mac lipstick rocked by a recent seminary grad (to be featured soon).
Did a bra consultation in a bathroom stall of the Centro restaurant at the Providence Omni Hotel. More on that later.
Scared a lot of close friends by posting a Facebook photo of myself in a short summer skirt, T-shirt and Tevas and said I was going to worship dressed like that. The fact that so many of them freaked out means that I am teaching them well! Gratified.
I confess that I did promise to powder the bald head of two colleagues who were leading early morning worship services and that I did sleep in and fail to mattify their pates as promised. Mea culpa, mea maxima Max Factor culpa.
It was absolutely fantabulous to meet so many of you in real time. You are beautiful. And Mama PB is tired. Since this is the first year in my ministry that I am not heading straight into vacation time, I bid you a fond adieu for now to get in gear for a day at the office.