Tuesday, June 24, 2008

adoption update

Vicki and I just completed all our paperwork for the adoption. We still will have a long wait, but at least the little details are done! Now we learn patience and trust God.

I hope to be starting an adoption blog soon with that journey.
sd

Sunday, June 22, 2008

rain

This morning I checked with WoodTv and Wzzm and both said that no rain would hit the lakeshore. East of GR would get rain, but not until the afternoon. In other words - don't worry - have your gathering outdoors!

Yeah right.

It rained just as Thompson began to speak. (Prophetic?)

"On target weather" is shooting blanks baby!

Our local weather has burned me well I must confess... They will suffer the consequences.

:)

Here's to good weather for next sunday!
sd

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Church Shopping

I found this "open letter to a church shopper" by Kelly Adkins at Tim Stevens blog. Anyways I thought it was good and wanted to share it with you.

Dearest Career Church Hopper:

I met you again on Wednesday, the same person smiling at me through a different face, telling me that you've been shopping for churches for months now, and that darn it, you "just can't find one (you) like." The music's too rocky at this one, you said; the preacher too funny at that one. The latest one might make the cut, though: you'd had the pastor and his wife over the previous evening for a little "dinner audition" -- your words, not mine -- and he said things that made you feel good and comfortable, things that you already agree with, so you're thinking about sticking around. At the very least, you could get your teaching from this church and your worship from that one.

I'm sure we'll run into each other again, but before we do, I'd like to suggest some things you could perhaps think about before you move on to the next church, as I'm sure you will, whether this weekend or next year:

* Christ didn't bleed for the Church so you could treat your search for one like an episode of Survivor, deciding who to vote off the island this week.
* The Church was not commissioned by Christ to meet your needs. You ARE the Church, and you've been commissioned to meet the needs of the world.
* Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her (Eph 5:25). Quit treating his bride like a Jesus buffet where you can pick and choose what you like, hedging your bets against the pain and sacrifice of making a commitment.
* Per scripture's instructions to use your gifts in service to the Body of Christ -- and its lack of instruction to search for a church that scratches you where you itch -- you might want to consider what the Church you're visiting needs from you, rather than the other way around.
* If you only want to hear things you already know and agree with, save your Sundays and talk to yourself in the bathroom mirror.

Sincerely,
The Preacher's Wife




shop till ya drop, :)
sd