Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Stretching!

Our church celebrated it's 100th anniversary/birthday Sunday. It was an incredible service. It was filled to the brim with people, which I love. We normally have two services, neither of which are full and sometimes I find that frustrating (a story for another day). The full sanctuary often means a totally spirit-filled service. This was a great mixture of looking back on our amazing roots and a commission to be part of the future.

As I embark on a totally different "career" challenge this week I feel the like God has been tapping me on the shoulder for months and finally I felt it, or at least I acknowledged it was Him. I am really excited to see what He has in store for this time in my life. I'm sure that He will be expanding my capacity to give and love to lengths that I can't even imagine. I hope you are blessed this week (or soon) with some opportunities to try to out give God. I heard someone quip this tonight on TV and it seems appropriate for me this week, "The Purpose of Life is to live a Life of Purpose."

The pastor left us with a great quote today to try to get us out of our comfortable church mode and be about the Kingdom business.
Some wish to live within the sound of church or a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell." -- C.T. Studd

1 comment:

  1. Hope today went really well for you ... I was thinking about you!!