Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Resting and Refreshing

For me, that means slowing down to 100 and not running circles.

We're on a break from Fuel and Alive which really just means we don't meet on Sunday and Mondays because we're getting organized for the coming year. I'm excited. I love the kids, but I like to function knowing where things are, so I don't have search and search only to say "Oh forget it, I can't find it" or being frustrated.

I'm also taking a break from another responsibility.

We're having prayer week at our church, 5:30AM isn't bad if you don't have to get ready BEFORE you get there. So that means I gotta roll out of bed at 4:15 at the latest in order to get ready and be there at 5:30, I actually have to be there a few minutes early because I am doing the words. Poor Pastor Jeremy, I think I stress him out because I rolled in there at 5:25 two days in a row. It got done. I've put entire presentations together for Presidents of the Divisions I've worked or as they were walking in, I'm used to the pressure, gets your blood pumping in the morning... lol...

Today Katie & John lead worship. They are amazing together, they compliment each other well, I'm not going to lie, I love to watch them, it's kind of like watching Dean, you just can't help but hear God's voice come out of them. And my favorite is part is when Katie gets into it and she's got her guitar in front of her, one hand on the neck, the other in the hair and she leans back and sings "All that holds us back fffrroommm You!". It's great.

The cool thing about Katie, she's the Youth Pastor's wife, well, that's not the coolest thing, but it's A cool thing. We're friends, and I hope that I am as positive of an influence to her as she is to me. We're both super busy and don't get to hang out much but we know that doesn't mean that we don't love each other. I'm excited, we're going Thrift Store shopping on the 20th. It's going to be fun, we'll have lunch, and hopefully we find some really cool stuff, Phyllis is coming too, so she can check out some new school clothes.

I think as we get older, we hold onto friendships with two hands but not so tight that they get suffocated. I think as we get older that we realize that things aren't the same as they were when we were younger, and we come to appreciate each other more because of it.

Today, I'm so thankful for hearing the voice of God in so many ways, I'm just so thankful that He loves me and speaks to me, because I certainly don't deserve it.

Psalm 30:21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."


Jada's Gigi said...

new pic..:)
yes adult friends and friends in the Lord ...what treasures..and not necessary to hang on quite so tightly...but sooo wonderful when we do get to be together!
My son is home from the tour..he says that he will let me know when they are going to be in Detroit in the spring. :)

Pat said...

Beautiful post...resting and refreshing is so important.
Like your new picture too!

Vikki said...

none of us deserve it!