Random Reflections

Two months . . .

It has been nearly two months since my last post.  Typical 21-year-old! HA 🙂 

Well, life has been incredibly busy the past two months.  Good but busy which seems to be the way of the world these days.  It is like we are all running this race trying to keep in pace with those around us but everyone is secretly wishing someone would call it before we all collapse from exhaustion.  Who will do that?  I’m not sure but I know God has been speaking to me for some time about this unheavenly pace we all keep and how it’s not of God.  I need to take action on it and encourage others to do the same.

So a quick summary of the two months . . .  I’ve  been working an insane amount of hours as our church reorganized in January.  Moving to Pastor of Children and Students requires a great deal more work and planning.  So, much of my time is trying to keep student ministry afloat and to start putting some body to some children’s ministry visions I have.  In February, I went skiing with the church trip over the break.  We took 41 individuals (half youth, half adults) to Copper Mountain over President’s weekend which was great fun.  It was probably one of the better trips we’ve had in regards to weather.  However,  I still am not a huge skiing fan.  The cold, the speed . . .  yeah, not really my thing.  We had our big youth DiscipleNow weekend the first weekend of March and that went great.  Had 95 youth participate as we talked about plugging into God as our source of life.  Good reminders and reflections. Then, on March 10th, my beautiful mom turned 60!!!  I had much of the family over for a celebration dinner.  We were quite kind to mom because we love her and because she would kill us if we made a big hoopla! 🙂

The past three days we have had a Lenten Reflection at church.  Our guest speaker was Dr. Wayne Stacy.  It spoke about church leadership in Bible perspective.  Fascinating and eloquent speaker who really put forth some great challenges about being the kingdom of God and that the church is counter-culture.  I found these to be much needed reminders for myself as I struggle with selfishness daily.  When selfishness exists, I forget about my call to be in the world but not of it and to consistantly, without fail, be a part of revealing the kingdom of God to the world around me.  The kingdom of God being this state of perfect peace and goodness where God reigns supreme and God’s ways prevail. Some great things to chew on and renew my commitment to.

I will strive to be more faithful to my posting albeit I have made such grandious promises before with miserable results.  I do hope to reflect more on some life thoughts and journeys I have rather than the day to day reporting of my humble and quite unadventurous life.   And I invite you to enter the dialogue with me as well through comments.  That is if I ever give you anything of consequence that stirs you to ponderings.

Peace –

Melissa

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