Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Big piece of pie

Today was a day to eat a big piece of humble pie!

I went off to work without my keys. Not my car keys, because I carpool with someone and I usually don't have to worry about that. No, I left behind my keys to get into the office itself and other things in the office. Joy!

Thankfully, someone from maintenance was able to let me in and my sweet husband found my keys at home and brought them to me after he dropped the kids off at school. I'm so glad that I can make a simple mistake like this and not be preparing for the backlash of being zapped by a lightning bolt or something of the sort.

True, God doesn't want us to have any problems, even making mistakes, but He doesn't sit up in heaven just waiting for us to screw up so He can point our our faults either. I am thankful that God gave me a peaceful spirit about it all. After all, I could have tried to blame it on someone else or just made up my mind that today was going to be a terrible day. Instead, God asked me to be willing to eat Humble Pie and then be thankful that the world is still rotating on its axis, even if I did run off without my keys.

Then there is that issue of promising a sermon was available and it wasn't. Hmmm. Maybe God's trying to tell me something there too!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Great I Am

I asked Karl about his sermon, and he said we can email it, since it was recorded. So, if you would like to hear the sermon on the Great I Am, just email me and let me know. I'll send it your way.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Our memory verse for our study on Gender and Discipleship was Luke 1:38 where Mary says yes to God's plan.

I heard one commentator say that they thought Mary wasn't really a disciple. After all, it was obvious that a woman was needed to give birth, so what's the big deal. There are other women to study who were truly disciples.

Well, my thoughts are that those people have really missed the point! The answer is an Mary's own words. "Behold the handmaiden of the Lord. Let it be unto me according to your word." Let's see if we can put it in a way that is a little more understandable for 2008. "God, when you look at me, see a willing servant. Whatever your will is, that's what I'll do."

Is that not the true essence of discipleship? Sorry to disagree with the good folks at Pine Knoll, but it doesn't get any simpler than this. When was the last time you asked Jesus to look at you as a willing servant?