He preached his first sermon in our church this morning (he as already preached for dad in QLD). Wow. He's good. I was so proud of him....
And he makes an alb and clerical shirt look very nice ;)
He's going to be a pastor.....!!!!!!
It's slowly sinking in. I couldn't be more proud!
And I do all manner of crazy and irrational things - including yelling at my husband for 'playing mean' in a very simple board game then pulling the silent treatment for the next two hours. Honestly! Sometimes I embarrass myself.
Really I just need to rest, be a hermit, recover and rediscover the bliss of 9am wake ups! (Fully aware that after children this may never happen again!) I need to allow myself to be led by quiet waters so I can drink and have my thirst quenched, be re-hydrated on living water.
Nearly there, to the next step anyway.
Note to self - have some photo's without your glasses on sometimes!
Good Lappy. (Good IT guys!) Welcome back! I'm glad you're better!
Today I have had 4 hours of discussing (I'm being generous with that word - we mostly listened) the topic :Living in the Spirit. That's the Holy Spirit, not hard liquor. The topic in itself was pretty interesting and definitely good to hear. I did feel that the first hour and a half could've been said in about 20 minutes though. Oh well. During the second half of our lecture we had more discussion and interaction because we were looking at spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare. Good stuff! I really enjoy the topics that have practical applications. I'm learning this about myself this week: I like action. I like to be productive.
In the past week I have had two seperate professionals (one in the MD profession and one from the massage profession) tell me I am wrecking my body because i'm too stressed, to highly strung. I need to find ways to relax, wind down, get unstrung. So, I'm having a good hard look at myself and they things I'm doing. I'm trying to chill out before I burn out. I have to look after myself now before my body is so out of whack that it can't be fixed by choices. Here's to learning how to have moment and watching myself become a more relaxed person......hmmmm
And now I'm on my beautiful quilt on my gorgeous bed in my heavenly room with the doors open and the sun sneaking in through the trees which are just starting to show their autumn colours. A soft breeze is drifting through bring fresh smells of the season and the neighbours cooking. And for the first time in days I feel no pain of a migraine.
Today is wonderful.
I have peace that passes all understanding. I don't have understanding about many things I'd like to have understanding about but for today I feel the peace that is always mine. Today I know the peace that Christ died to give me. Peace that I am reconciled to my Father.
May the Lord's Peace be with you today too.