I’ve been in this office all week preparing for Sunday morning! I’m so excited and more than a little nervous, but that’s pretty normal for me. My sermon is just about complete, my slides are done, my order of worship is all flushed out and bulletins are ready to be printed! I’ve been very productive. 🙂
The pastor I’m interning under began talking with me today about the “pre-ministry” book I read last summer. As I was glimpsing through it beforehand something caught my eye that I hadn’t considred before. I reread those few pages about compus ministry an that avenue toward fulfilling your calling and I felt a family tug at my heartstrings. I’m nto sure what God’s telling me, but I’m going to explore that more, especially when I get back to campus in August.
Other exciting pieces of news:
Little Man and I went to a LINC sponsored event at the KC Public Library last night and had the opportunity to meet with Susan Pulgar. She is a remarkable woman, originally from Hungary, she became the first female Grand Master in chess at the age of 21.
Also, LA and I have been talking and yesterday it became official: he’s coming to visit me!!! 🙂 His plane will arrive at 330pm on Sunday, in time to enjoy some 4th of July festivities, and he’ll be staying with us until August!
And I can’t recall whether or not I share this with you, but The Nerdmate will be coming to celebrate the 4th with my family and I and staying the week as well.
This means that my two favorite guys in the whole world will be here at the same time! I’m so supremely excited! I really hope they get along. I think they will, they both love me very much, after all!
Haha! I’m just kidding. They ave other things in common as well. 🙂
Anyway, I better get back to work. I was just so excited that I couldn’t keep it from my readers any longer! 🙂
Have a good one, folks.
Well, I’m by no means recovered, but I am in the process of recovering.
This week I even made it back to work at the church! This is day three in a row of being in the office. That may not sound like a whole lot, but if you’ve ever had mono, you know how ridiculously ill you can get. I get tired very easily. A week ago I would move from one floor of the house to another and feel exhausted, stairs were killer. This week I seem to have improved much more rapidly than I was before. Recovering from mono is like a boulder rolling down an incline plane. It starts off budging ever so slightly, but with another push, you can have it moving slowly and before long inertia has the thing and it’s moving like a freight train. I hope the “moving like a freight train” begins soon.
In other news, because I wasn’t able to preach as scheduled in June, I’ll be at the pulpit July 3-17. I’ll be doing a sermon series of sorts, speaking on why and how we as Christians are called to change the world. My inspiration and basis, as I shared in a previous post, is Max Lucado’s book, Outlive Your Life.
I’m starting a Bible study this Sunday, June 26, I think it will go fairly well, but it might be difficult to get people awake and participating at 8:30am. We may be playing with the scheduling a bit. This study is also based on the aforementioned book. We’ll be using the small group kit that is a companion to the book.
While preparing I was pointed in the direction of these links:
Even if you’re not a Christian, I hope you’ll check these sights out. You don’t have to be a follower to want to make a difference.
It feels good to be posting again. I hope to do it again soon.
That’s right, readers,yours truly has a severe case of mononucleois, aka the kissing disease. Yay me!
I know most people think that this would be a great opportunity for me to catch up on my blogging, but actually I’ve spent most of my time sleeping and trying to cope with the immense amount of pain I’m in. I hope to talk with you all very soon, but for now I’m going to go rest.