It's a long morning. We are there from 9 am to 12 noon. I could stay there all day. But I understand why the children get so wiggly. Pastor Paul likes to talk. Sometimes I just can't relate to the sermon. I struggle with that. I am thinking about something else. That's sin, not focusing on the message. But then he will say one sentence that hits me and I know that that is the reason I was there. That's exactly what I needed to hear.
Pastor Paul asked the congregation to share. The topic was "What is God doing among those around you through your ministry?" My girlfriend asked if I was going to share. I know if I am meant to talk because my heart starts pounding like it is going to come out of my chest. That was not the case. I listened to a lot of people share and then I wrote some ideas down in my journal.
- Ladies Bible Study
- Amanda's Social Studies Teacher
- The Wee Care children
- The Wee Care Ladies
- My physical therapist
- My husband
- The Cub Scout parents
- Pastor Matt
- Women in general who have marriage struggles
I could have shared a hundred things that God is doing in my life. He is so amazing. I just didn't even know where to start.
After we left LIVING HOPE, we stopped at Wendy's to grab lunch and then we were off to do a community service day with the cub scouts. Daniel and I collected donations in our neighborhood for two hours. When we got home, the house was filled with a lovely smell. My Love had already started dinner and it was only 3:30. We had salad and steamed crayfish for our appetizer. I don't care for them but that's ok because I don't think I would have gotten any if I did. The T-Bone steak is on the grill now.
We have God and Family tonight at 5:30. That is one-on-one instruction for Daniel's religious metal. I asked how we could make this more enjoyable (so far it's the worst part of my week). He suggested that Amanda go with us. I think that is a great idea. Tonight we will be talking about The Prodigal Son.
I love Sundays. I have to choose to love all parts of my life, even the unpleasing parts. Loving life is a choice. (Thanks for that reminder Laura)