Monday, August 18, 2008

The Day After

Most of the time, the day after may bring dissappointment. What seemed like fun pales in the light of day. What seemed smart turns out to be dumb. But then there are times when the day after leaves you wishing you could do it again. Today is one of thsoe days. But it's not just because of last night. Don't get me wrong, last night was incredible. But it was great because of the last 6 years building up to it.

We ended our summer of youth group meetings last night. Playing the best games from this year's graduating class, sharing memories from the past 4 years, and just being together was awesome.

We ended the night by baptizing one of our guys who has been part of the glue that has held this group together. The best part is that holding all of the games and the awkward moments and memories together was God. I really believe that this group gets it and that they will be amazing people in this world. I really believe it.

And as much as it hurts to let them go, it doesn't make the glory of it all fade away. Here's to the day after...knowing it has all been worth it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Day

If no one hears you drowning in all of your paperwork, does it still get done? Don't worry, I don't feel all that bad. There is a lot to do, but just as it seems to overwhelm, the relief of night comes. And each new day brings with it new hope. You might think you'd wake up where you left off, but I find my God to be a lot more gracious than that. I can't explain it, but I know that He is a big God with all the supply in the world.

And since I am a firm believer in giving and receiving grace, stop by and talk to me if you're in need of some. The paperwork may cry out, but it'll get done...perhaps on a new day.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hello

I don't know why I've done this. I don't have the time to blog regularly and you don't have the time to read it at all. But, I guess, I feel like I have something to say.

We'll see....