I spent way too much time inside this weekend, but I spent so much time doing things I love I could not have asked for a better weekend.
We went out on the boat for dinner on Friday, last trip of the season. Went to Blocks to pick up a few things.
Saturday I needed to decide what to make for Arlene and Barry. So... I started planning out a few things, and before you knew it, my oven was going, tons of pots on the stove... it was nuts! I loved it!! Split a cake between Mac & Arlene & Barry.
I had to run into Walgreens, my cashier was this guy with this unbelievable mohawk. If I liked mohawk's I would have loved this guys hair! Nice guy though, "invite him to Metro". WHAT?! He's going to think I'm nuts, but I did. First I asked him how old he was, Axis age... I then asked him if he was a Christian. He said "I hate religion". Then I totally shocked him... "ME TOO!!... but I love Jesus." He looked at me like I just ate a bug in his presence. We talked for a little while, I told him to "just check it out". Why does that kind of crazy stuff happen to me? Hopefully he shows up... And then God shows up BIG in his heart :)
Satan was poking at me yesterday, I sucker punched him though... he's down for a minute but I think he'll be back, I'll have to give him the old one-two again... jerk...
Went to Michaels with Phyllis. Some cashier made the mistake of giving us a hard time. Big mistake. The thing is that I didn't ask her to do anything that was illegal, or immoral, or even fattening, but she just didn't want to provide good customer service. Which was a mistake because she ended up doing what I wanted... and she was frustrated, and Phyllis was happy. She needs to eat a bug.
Then... my evening at Alive was, as always, amazing. God shows up there big time. All the time. I don't think the kids know how much I love them, but I do! I prayed for hearts all over the place to be healed!!
I was walking out to Katie's car to put some food in it and a couple of parents stopped me and asked me "what this is all about?" Metro or Alive? both... so I gave them the run down, what we believe, all that good stuff. And then they said it... we used to go to _____. Then I totally called them out "why don't you go to church anymore?" People. Yeah, they ruin it for everyone (ha!), but you should come check out Metro on Sunday and I happened (one of the benefits to leading First 5) to have a program in my bible (that I was carrying) and hopefully God whispers quietly in their ear to come, and if not to Metro, somewhere where they can here His word.
I don't know about you, but doesn't it seem like God is showing up big, everywhere, and I'm thankful to be a part of it.
“I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.”- Isaiah 43:11-12 (this was biblegateway.com verse of the day, how amazing is that!)