Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some days it would be good to start over... or live backwards

So I couldn't get out of bed this morning. I started making myself wake up early to read a devotion book the last couple of days thinking that I'll nap for a few hours after I read. It hasn't been working. Tomorrow, I'm going to just try and get up. Today, I finally got out of bed at noon. I had a speaking appointment at noon-thirty so went there and once i got there, I realized that I forgot my Bible. Well... the Lord is good enough to write His word on my mind and my heart so I did okay without it, although a half-hour seems super short when you're speaking... After that, I left and was going to go to the bank and get something to eat. I checked my backpack for my paycheck and couldn't find it. I supposed that I left it at church. Ug. So I went to get some note cards for church and something to eat (Teriyaki house is amazing) and was approached by some homeless guy asking for change when I came out. He said he just got to Chico and it's really cold at night. The best part was that I just happened to have the extra sleeping bags and blankets and stuff from our homeless search on Monday so I gave him some supplies to make the night more bearable. He was really happy.

Pulling out of the restaurant parking lot, I suddenly realize that I did have a Bible in my Backpack the entire time!!! sigh. Then I got to church and started to eat. I got out some books to read while I ate and lo and behold, my paycheck was in one. I had that the entire time too!!! Then Norbert swung by to help out with my power problem. I was in my office late last night working and it was so cold, I had my space heater going and blew a fuse. I kept running upstairs to flip breakers and nothing works so I called Norbert. We walked into my office, and I showed him where everything was plugged in and found a little breaker on the side of the power strip. Flipping that solved my problem. Thanks for coming down Norbert.

After that, I did my flight of the Bumblebee get the church ready for service, picked up kids to bring them to church and Abbie helped with the final touches. Thanks Abbie.

Then I rounded the high schoolers up for something special. And this was a wonderful idea that Abbie had. We all went to the High School room and Abbie led a couple of worship songs on her guitar. She did great. Then I read Acts 2:44-47 and asked the kids what they thought about that verse and how it could be applied to their lives. We had some wonderful answers that resulted in us all eating together. We couldn't decide where to eat, so we all went out, got food, and brought it back and ate in the Lobby. It was wonderful.

I taught the kids that night about the divided Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Good lesson. Good kids. I had them suggest names to name the new guppies I have since the beta died over Thanksgiving... my fault... it was an accident... and maybe a little neglect... I haven't read the suggestions yet. Saving that for tomorrow. There are also some prayer requests from the kids to read tomorrow. Just that alone should make tomorrow a good day, but I also have a High School on campus ministry, a sound board training session and I'm running media for a cub scout meting... and Don should be dropping by to get a few things for his step-dad's memorial. It will be another busy one. Hopefully, I'll get paid for more than just four hours tomorrow.

1 comment:

Diane said...

wow. you do amazing things. you will be blessed, even if it's not with more than 4 hours of money. nothing that you ever do for the Lord is useless... learned that one this morning. :)