Friday, May 9, 2014

Rain in Texas... we make the most of it!

Rain fell and we made the most of it, and as the videos reveal it was a great time! I was thinking the other day how blessed I am to live in the community that I have right now. I hope that as you are reading this you are feeling the same way that I am. Times like this are very sweet and need to be treasured! I'm so thankful for you!

We are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bella! She is going to bring a wonderful spark to our lives and I'm so excited to meet her and welcome her into this incredible community! She is already loved by so many amazing people.

This past week has been a wonderful time of thinking and planning for what is to come. I really enjoyed serving at "Shoes for Orphaned Souls" on Saturday, as you can see in the video. Then on Monday night we said goodbye to our seniors, and gave them a chance to say whatever they wanted back to us. It was great getting to affirm them and let them know that they will be missed. It was our last Monday before the summer program because the rest of the month we are doing events on Monday night, first the Pool Opening and then Graduation. This is a bittersweet time of year for me because it was at the pool opening last year that I aggravated my back to the point that I was crippled for most of the summer. I'm not going to do that again this year! So after the senior farewell we did an MK debrief. I didn't know what to expect from the kids, but we ended having a good long talk about the year and I got some amazing feed back! I'm looking forward to taking some of the ideas and using them to make MK even better in the fall. 
Now the week is well on its way and we are all thinking... "will Bella show up this weekend?" Any way, I'm looking forward to a change of pace and excited to see what the next season of life holds, not only summer but father of four!

I love to ask people what God is teaching them, it's always great hearing what God is doing in there lives and watching them think about how to put it into words! So, I have been thinking about what God is doing in my life and I thought I would put it down in the words of Tozer from his book "The Pursuit of God."

"When the habit of inwardly gazing Godward becomes fixed within us we shall be ushered onto a new level of spiritual life more in keeping with the promises of God and the mood of the New Testament. The Triune God will be our dwelling place even while our feet walk the low road of simple duty here among men. We will have found life's summum bonum indeed."

I'm on a journey right now where I'm striving to keep my focus directly on God and seek to join him in what he is doing at every moment. For most of my life I have been focused on inviting God into my life. I'm really more interested right now in joining Him in His life, the Author of life. What are you up to today God and how can I join you?

Thanks for joining God in what he is doing in me! Thanks for your partnership in the ministry that God has given me! It is pure joy being on this journey with you!



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