Friday, November 7, 2008

Goin' OFFROAD

For the past several years, this is what I’ve spent almost every Sunday morning doing:


(yes..that is my wonderful son in the opening shot at 7 a.m. on a Sunday..and in the closing shots at around noon the same Sunday...I'm in there...look for white and black plaid shorts)



I belong to an incredible church family. Without SoulRio, my life would be much less full and much lonelier. I LOVE this church! We began attending 10 years ago when it was brand new and called Harvest Community Church and we met in a small community center in my neighborhood. We outgrew the community center and moved into a high school. We were there for a couple of years and then moved into a strip mall location for a few years. Our children’s area outgrew the strip mall and we went back to being portable…this time to a different high school. We have met in movie theaters, parks, even on the mesa once or twice. I’ve seen things wax and wane, grow and slow, and have never been more amazed about how much God is able to accomplish through His people. We have a wonderful parcel of land that God has provided for us to purchase and hope to build on it within the next couple of years. We’ve been at Cibola High for about 4 or 5 years now (being the secretary, you’d think I’d know, but…too lazy to look it up.)

And now...we’re going OFF ROAD again….by this, I mean we’re moving back into the strip mall location. We have lots of build-out to still finish before our grand opening on November 16. For all my loyal readers (all ones of you) who pray, I covet your prayers. We are running down to the wire on getting inspections and drywall and painting and a final certificate of occupancy. We have drywall to hang, texture to text, paint to paint, not to mention unload those trailers again and set up sound, lights, projectors, kid’s stuff, yada yada yada. I’m still not strong enough or steady enough to do a lot of it, which is totally frustrating to me. Yesterday in our Bible study, we talked about those sacrifices of praise we need to make. I love being in the thick of things. In charge, active and DOING. In all honesty, the sheer business of it makes me feel important. But this is a time that God has told me to be still; be quiet. Wait on Him. This is hard for me…really hard. And good for me to watch other people flourish and bloom and get as excited as I do about working for God. And to know that it WILL happen—with our without me. So…YAY! Go God! These are exciting times!
(p.s. I did get to pass fluorescent lightbulbs up to Ted last night while he stood on a ladder and installed them. And then I threw the old ones in the dumpster. So I am participating…however marginally. I'll hang on to that right now. And never cease to praise Him.)

4 comments:

My ADHD Me said...

Moving is hard work but it is exciting too. Glad to hear you aren't lifting anything heavier than light bulbs. CAREFUL!! Whew!! You almost dropped one. Good Save.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Yah, I did..and it was a FOUR FOOTER!!!!!

My ADHD Me said...

BE CAREFUL! No more hospital visits!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What moves me about this is how much you are personally invested. It's obviously a job/calling that you love and find fulfilling. It's hard to be still when we are wired to be active. I have the opposite problem, however; it takes a lot to get me excited about big projects and things, even those relevant to our ministry here. I feel overwhelmed because I'm not a big dreamer. I can't explain it; I just hope it doesn't point to a lukewarm heart! Anyway, I will pray for smooth sailing, so to speak. And strong bones. And a content heart/spirit.