What has already happened (rearview) presses my face against
the front window to focus on what is to come this week...
Thankfulness to young ladies on our team who invest in my girls-
taking them on errands with them, out for pizza, to the dollar
movies, sleep-overs, etc.... THANK YOU!
Thankful for a wonderful breakfast on Saturday morning with
other pastors' wives in the Detroit area. Honesty, laughter
and prayer! Thanks, Nancy, for opening your home.
Thankful to hear my Man bring an "Easter" message that
focused on forgiveness... and then to have opportunity to talk
with those who were applying it immediately. So cool.
Thankful that the sweet people of our city have childlike faith,
and simple hearts that take teaching in stride. Such as this:
Me: "Um, when you're telling someone about Jesus, Sally,
(name changed) you probably shouldn't cuss!"
Her reply, "Oh, really? Ok. I won't." (and she wasn't being
sarcastic) Just real. I love that! I respect that.
I'm humbled by the love of JESUS... I have SO much to learn
about being His hand extended to the needy.
I'm tearful as I was again reminded this weekend in nearly
every conversation, that there's SO much I don't know!
-What they are really going through
-What it's like to go through their pain
-What has happened to them that brought about the
things I might be quick to criticize...
I was made to LOVE Jesus! and LOVE others with His LOVE!
This week's schedule will not be a cake walk
(mmm, although I'd sure enjoy some chocolate cake!),
but I am determining to show JESUS to all I encounter...
at home and out in my city!
(Yes, it's MINE... I've been assigned to it!)