Monday, March 29, 2010

Weekend reflections

This weekend was our annual Easter Outreach. This was our 3rd year being blessed to particiapte. I got a new perspective on it this year, because I got to document the whole event in photographs & video. Of course, I LOVED doing that! But I got to see the event from many perspectives this time and I got to witness first-hand once again that each of us has own own personal gifts & callings. God has designed us in such a unique way. We could never be duplicated. That is so awesome--to think He cares that much for us, that He took such precise measures to make us uniquely different so that the Kingdom could flourish in all areas. Just think, if everyone were gifted exactly like you, what areas of the Kingdom would suffer loss? Well, in my case, there would be a serious lack of good singers or those who would visit the sick or people to work with young children. These are not my strong suits, but I am so thankful for people who rise to each of these tasks with grace and beauty. I am thankful for friends in my life and in our church like Stacey, Stephanie, Debbie, Teresa, Carol, and so many others who are amazingly talented and gifted, yet are completely humble. We each make the Kingdom strong...just by being who we were created to be.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Here we go!

I am finally beginning this written journey. I think tonight is the perfect opportunity, given that I am overflowing. Tonight in FUEL (our student ministry) we saw 3 students baptized in the Holy Spirit for the first time and 4 more that simply surrendered themselves to the Spirit once again. WOW! It is so humbling to be in the same room as the Holy Spirit as he begin to move. I wish I could fully describe it, but I don't believe there are words for it. I understand that some who may read this will not understand or even disagree with the notion of being baptized in the Holy Spirit, and that's ok. We can agree to disagree on that. The point is, I stood in the presence of the Lord and watch Him literally transform lives for eternity. Nothing is better than that. Nothing. I adore my husband and my children, but even my experiences with them pale in comparison. And trust me, they agree.

As I begin this journey with blogging, I hope I can use it as a way to express not just my words and feelings, but the words God gives to me. I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.