Well, the weekend didn’t go quite as planned. I did get the major Target trip done, my photos ready for my Photo Freedom drawers, go to church and put together several boxes of stuff for Goodwill, but did not get rid of any clothes or clean the carpet in Eli’s room. I did go through a huge stack of magazines to rip out bits of inspiration and recipes before recycling them. I like to do this every month, but hadn’t done this all spring, so it was quite the task. My friend Melissa is an amazing florist and she asked me to come take some pictures of flowers she did for a wedding at Cheekwood. The arrangements were spectacular. Check out a few of the pictures.
Church was great yesterday. Pete started a new series called Sync. In it he started out by talking about how much of the church (as a whole in America) is stalled – people go through a growing phase in their spiritual life and then they stall out. Toward the end of the message he said: “It’s almost like we have forgotten that spiritual transformation is possible. It’s possible that Christ can be formed in us. It’s possible to love like Jesus loved and live like Jesus lived. It’s possible, but first we must want that. We must want that more than we want anything else in this world.”
I am stalled. And to be totally honest, I don’t always want to love and live like Jesus more than anything else. I am too distracted by too much stuff. And, I believe that many of you are probably in the same boat… and that’s okay. But let’s not stay there. Let’s get back in sync together. This series is going to last all summer, so this won’t be our first conversation about it.
It is my prayer that this is a season of joy and renewal. That my bible will be opened more; that my prayer life will be frequent; that people will see Jesus in me.
What is the season you are in? Are you stalled?
Peace be with you today.