Wednesday, June 27, 2007

It has already been . . .

. . . quite the week. A roller-coaster.

Sunday was my first full day off in almost a month. Church was re-energizing for sure, and completely encouraging. There are times that I wish I never had to leave the auditorium; moments when it feels almost like God sat down right in front of me, took my face in His hands and began to whisper to the ears of my heart. The baseball game was cancelled due to weather so a group of us went and watched Evan Almighty; I was impressed. I sat in our living room and watched two more movies that afternoon; curled up with Wiskers while it rained steadily.
Monday I was so frustrated at work that I was ready to put in my two-week notice . . . I just don't seem to have the patience for people who cannot think and act logically! But we got to go home early from baseball that night - so I listened to the high school youth groups podcast and walked down to the Club to work out. I was enthusiastically greeted by my old coworkers and even some members; they all asked when I was coming back.
Today was filled with meetings and praise; my club has met all of it's financial goals this month (!!) and my managers have recognized the relational aspects of my character and applauded them. I spent 2 hours with my youth pastor; we both cried, and laughed, reminisced and planned for the future. I tried to explain my heart, my desire, my confusion - and he told me I was a breath of fresh air.
When I got home, I listened and watched Wiskers sit on the stairs meowing at the front door for Sophie to come home. I went to my room and tried to pray. And this is what the Lord gave me; (thanks Ali!)


ryanmortinson said...

AAAAAHHHHHHHHH(i'm riding the rollercoaster of life with you)! It's fun, scary, frustrating, and fun.

just remember the word of God. Above all else... worship times, sermons, music... the word brings freedom and life. And don't just read your bible but seek to understand it. James 1:22-25.

this is my struggle and heart's desire.
grace and peace to you, sister.

alicat said...

i'm so glad that God used me to bless you. i'm glad you read my blog! =)

i'm also glad that you are being recognized for the treasure you are! i love your heart for people and building relationships.

yay for church! you are in my thoughts and prayers so often. i hope you know how precious you are to me. keep plugging along and looking to him for strength. he always follows through!! be encouraged by our resources as children of God-ephesians 1:17-19.

love you my manda.