Ok, so I didn't get to posting the marquees for Monday (crrraaazzzyyy days in our house lately).So, here you go...the other church hadn't updated their sign yet.
You know, this couldn't be a more perfect segue way to the upcoming holiday season. As I put together a list of the Christmas shopping I need to do, none of the items on the list are actual needs (food, water, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, underwear, etc.). My list consists of "wants"...you know, stuff that makes life fun and special, but NOT anything that you MUST have to sustain life. Well, my friend Kelly at Kelly's Corner is currently on a week long mission trip in El Salvador with Compassion International. I know most if not all people reading my blog know Kelly or frequent her blog. BUT, if you don't know about Kelly, please go and read about her trip which started yesterday. Compassion International is an amazing organization that seeks help (child sponsors) from all over the world to offer care for countless poverty stricken children. However, not only does Compassion seek to fill the daily physical needs of these children, they also commit to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with each child and encourage that child to develop a personal relationship with Christ. Something that I personally feel is the most important need of any person. I know you will be as touched as I was by Kelly's blog post.
Couple other things...
Thank you to those that prayed for Ella's surgery last Friday. She is doing beautifully! I was second guessing myself on whether to subject her to this procedure all week long. When Wes brought her home from the hospital, he commented that the Dr said her adenoids were a size 4 on a scale of 1 to 4 and that he found fluid in one of her ears from her last ear infection (3 wks ago!). I immediately felt peace about our decision to have the surgery. Sometimes you just need confirmation, you know?
Also, say a quick prayer for my younger brother, Grant. Nothing life threatening....he is about to graduate from college next month. As many of you can relate (I know I can), he is anxious to be done with school...and anxious of what the future holds. Do you remember that?? The world sends a message that we are supposed to have everything figured out, have the perfect job lined up with awesome pay, know what you want to do for the rest of your life, etc, etc. That couldn't be farther from the truth...or at least in my experience. I know the last 8+ years of my life have been about growing up, trial and error, and more importantly what I DON'T want to do for the rest of my life...but I certainly don't have anything figured out, EXCEPT that God has a plan....
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11-13
What do you know now, that you didn't know then?? As the saying goes...hindsight is 20/20.
Happy Tuesday, Ya'll!
Keep the Faith,