Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday's Musings

Yesterday was an extremely good church day. The sermon was one of the best Easter sermon's I've ever heard. The music was perfect for the day. - I mean, anytime we sing "Joyful, Joyful" it's a good day! (Randy and I walked down the aisle at our wedding to this song!) 

It's not always easy to make The Easter Story interesting for Christian's and Non-Christians - because it's a story almost everyone in main-stream America has heard. But Pastor Brent at the First Mennonite Brethren Church of Wichita, Kansas did just that. A very blessed service. God spoke. 

Anyway, I said all that to say this. I have the very great privilege of knowing many people really interested in missions.

My brother left today for a mission trip to Haiti with his church. Randy's granddaughter went on a summer mission trip last year. We had a very nice, professional display board used for our mission work in Jamaica and for Heather when she went to Haiti. I was able to donate it to a young family preparing to go to Africa. A couple that are really good friends of ours have a son with a heart for missions and Trae has been to Africa twice. We receive many letters from young people going on summer Mission trips. - Asking for prayer and also support. God uses all of these people for good. 

There is one reason and one reason only so many people have a heart for God. A heart to share His love, His grace with others.

Everything we live for is all connected to one day.
 That one day that gives us hope. 
Gives us peace that passes all understanding. 
That day gives us grace.

Resurrection Sunday.

He lives indeed. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

We live in a world that comes at us from all directions. We can gain wisdom from many avenues - media, teachers, mentors, and I could go on and on but no need, you know what I mean.  I listen to spotify while I work on my computer - while I cook. You can pick your music style - your music mood. I usually choose praise songs or more often I choose easy listening music. (I highly recommend spotify)

For the last week, I've had one particular song going through my mind. Sometimes that "can drive you crazy" but this is such an uplifting tune, it hasn't bothered me that much. When I looked up the lyrics so I would have some words to put with the tune, I discovered some wisdom in this uplifting song.

"This is the Stuff" by Francesca Battistelli has won my heart! Love the tune, love the words!

The wisdom is found in these words:

"This is the stuff that drives me crazy
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately

In the middle of my little mess

I forget how big I'm blessed"

Isn't this the truth? We get so involved in our messes, we forget how much we truly are blessed.

Think of your blessings today.

(click on the arrow and have a listen!)


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Blog Postings

As I go throughout each day, 
I write blogs in my mind.
 I always sound so eloquent and delightful.
 I really amaze myself with my wisdom, my wit. 

Sometimes I get on a soap box and by the time I'm finished
 everyone in the world has come around to my way of thinking!

I go on and on about my grandchildren. 
The good and the bad. 
The lovely and unlovely.

I go on and on about my children.
 The good and the bad.
 The lovely and unlovely.

I've composed many a sermon!
many workshops!

I make you cry and laugh at the same time with my eloquence!

I've written many Bible Studies.
(I love writing Bible Studies.)

So then, when I have a minute,
I run to the computer, set down
go to blog spot.....

and look at the blank screen 
thinking only of what I "should" be doing...

so, I continue on with my day -
thinking of the next subject I will  'not' write about!