I think why I don’t write as many blogs here is I am still learning and a tiny bit overwhelmed. There is just so much I don’t know about this platform. It feels like its taking me so long to learn it. This year, I have had to learn to use a new camera, a new computer and now Word Press. Ron starting a new job and the two boys that are still at home are traveling for work. I feel like this year has been one of learning new things.
I was thinking that if I was going to choose a word like I do normally in January. I didn’t this year because at the beginning of 2018 I knew it would be a year of changes. As I was thinking this morning, I thought in looking back at how there have been so many changes, I would use the word brokenness to describe 2018.
“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.” —Vance Havner
I started Bible Study this week. We are going to study Exodus by Jen Wilkins. One of the things that is different about her study is that she starts off by saying that we need to ask ourselves when ever we study the Bible, ” What does this text teach me about God? The Bible is about God. The Bible is about you only in how you see yourself with God.”
In all of the years, I have studied, I have never heard that. It makes me so excited to think of the Bible that way. This year, I was asked to be a greeter. I get to stand at the door where all of the new Mom’s and young children go to their classes. It makes me so happy to stand there and realize, it is my face that will set the tone of their day. I am taking my job very seriously. Making them feel welcomed and at home. As Ron always tells me, ” Be the best version of yourself you can be.”
This quote says it best for me. ” The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance ways holding off at arm’s length the stranger, but a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” —James H. Aughey
This year I am in a group with a brand new leader, and ladies who have never been in a Bible study group before. I feel so wonderfully blessed to be apart of the group. Its going to be a wonderful year I think.
So welcome September! I am so glad you are here.
Thank you so much for stopping by today,