Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and are rested for a new week! Just one week to go before Spring Break. Yahoo! (And not the search engine, Yahoo, but the exclamation of great joy, Yahoo.) I know that you will be blessed this week as you get ready for the many adventures that Spring Break brings. You are all in my heart and prayers. This week, here is what’s happening:
TONIGHT: Worship @ 6:30 in our chapel. We will be answering the “What” question of faith. In other words we will be looking at the content of our faith. If God is our focus, what is it that we believe about Him? How do we know if it is right or not? How can we tell if we are being misguided? Come and find out the answers to these questions and more!
THURSDAY: Free Meal & Program @ 6:30pm. We will be taking time to put together our Outreach ministry for this spring. Come and help us choose songs, scriptures, skits, etc. We will also start putting dates on the calendar for visiting area churches and telling them about what God is doing at the Wesley!
NOW FOR SAMI’S RAMBLINGS ABOUT JESUS:
If you come to the Wesley Foundation, you will notice there is a cross on the concrete connecting the sidewalk to our door. I’m not sure how it got there. A few weeks ago one of my students brought it to my attention. And she was amazed. I had noticed it before, but I just believed that one of my Jesus crazy friends had anointed the sidewalk with oil or something. I mean, if people could use oil to signify that something or someone has been separated unto God for His special purposes, why not a concrete entrance ramp? So a couple of days ago I asked my crazy for Jesus friend if she knew where it had come from. She told me she hadn’t even seen it, and no, she had not poured oil on our concrete. Now I am amazed. (See
Not sure what your daily dying or denying looks like, but here is mine. Yesterday was my day to go to
Eventually I was able to get the boys settled at Nanny’s and myself onto I-65 Southbound. I made a brief stop at Hobby Lobby and bought a new journal, but instead of leisurely browsing and getting coffee and a bagel at Panera’s next door, I left realizing my time was quickly fleeting. See, I’ve been visiting my aging grandmother who lives in
As I began making my way back home, I stopped at a favorite coffee shop. It’s the place I go each time on my journey home to reflect on what I’ve learned, writing the God messages in my journal so I won’t forget, preparing myself to return to life in Bowling Green. I noticed that there were new faces at the counter. An older woman waited on me. She seemed a bit confused by the whole thing. Once I ordered she set about making my drink. She was trying so hard to get all the elements right, to be attentive, and to figure out the crazy expresso machine. Finally my drink was just about ready when one of the other workers remarked that they didn’t have decaf expresso. So she had to start all over, going to the back of the store to get some ordinary decaf coffee to make my latte. I was so tempted to say, “never mind, I’ll stick with caffeine,” but for the first time in my day, I didn’t have to hurry. And my head was still spinning with the deep things that came forth from my heart earlier at my appointment; I just didn’t have the energy to chase after her. It crossed my mind to be irritated with this woman for the slowness, but ultimately I didn’t even have the energy for that. So I just waited. Eventually she returned with my drink, she rang me up, and took my money. As I turned to go, she said to me, “Thank you for your patience.” And I could tell she really meant it. For the first time it dawned on me that patience was what she needed the most; then I remembered how grateful I am when others are patient with me. Once again I felt the press of the Holy on my heart. He really is so near.
I feel like I spent a lot of yesterday dying to self, experiencing the press of the cross on my life. I’ve titled today’s ramblings “Miracle on
This is me trusting,
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