Monday, May 24, 2010

In every season

This morning I was sitting at Starbucks journaling about my SUPER full weekend.  Weddings, wedding showers, engagements, wedding invitations (I'm making all of my Lisa's invitations)....and basically- all things weddings.  As I was journaling about the weekend- I overheard 2 men talking next to me.  They were talking quietly when the older man says with such passion and a slightly raised voice "No!!! You promised to love and cherish her- now get back there and do JUST THAT!"

I was taken aback for a moment.  First of all- I was thinking "WOW!  That man is SO lucky to have someone in his life that will tell it like it is...."....and my 2nd thought was "WOW!  That man is a brave friend.....He's not afraid of speaking the truth....and speaking it in love!"  What I overheard- was not spoken in anger- but in so much passion and care that it made my heart overwhelmed. 

I was reading in Mark this morning about the fig tree that Jesus approached that had no figs because it was not the 'season' for figs.  Jesus said to the fig tree "'May no one ever eat fruit from you again!"

I was so convicted this morning reading that….We MUST be prepared in and out of season.  We cannot offer up the excuse "oooh I just need a season for myself."….or "ohhh- it's just a super busy season for me"……we MUST be ready in and out of season.  There is no excuse.  Good, bad, dry, or busy!  Are you producing fruit?  And are you offering that fruit to those who are hungry?

That man at Starbucks was producing fruit…and it was evident.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Change, change, and more change.

This seems to be the theme of my summer. 

New Job.  New Apartment.  New Roommate.  New Marriages.  New Babies. 

Everything is swirling around me.  And it's GOOD!

I was reading this morning in Mark where Jesus was teaching to the people using parables.  There were several that he would try to explain to them- but most often- He just would give the parable and see if they could figure it out.

I love how in Mark 4 verse 34- it reads:

He did not say anything to them without using a parable.  But when He was alone with His own disciples, He explained everything.

I love this picture.  So many times things might seem confusing…lots of stuff going on…trying to figure it all out.  But if we get alone with Him….make that time…..truly get alone with JUST Him…..He will explain it.

I know that to be true of my own quiet times.  It is in my quiet times in the mornings that I am reading my bible and I have the "Ah HA!" moments. 

Get alone with Him today.  Things will start to make sense J

Never doubt in the darkness what you have seen clearly in the light.

Friday, May 14, 2010

And so....

"Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you!" Psalm 116:7

This verse has been on repeat in my brain....over...and over....and over again.

I have just completed week one at my new job and I must say I am still pinching myself to see if this is real or not.

I could not have imagined a better week....better people....better job title....better vision for the new job.


My soul is at rest.....He has been good to me.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Time Has Come

Why hello there blog friends-

The last time I blogged, I wrote about a MAVS game that I was able to attend....

But what I DIDN'T tell you- was this:


That same Wednesday- about 30 minutes after getting the call about the tickets- I got a call about a job. :-) And I accepted!

Starting Tuesday- May 11- I will be going to work at Life Outreach International. I will be working in social media and to say that I am excited about this new job would be a huge understatement.

I put in my two weeks at my job and was given the most amazing send off a person could ask for. To my co-workers....if any of you ever happen upon my blog- know that you made my last 2 weeks there so special. From flower deliveries, to the big Italian luncheon and gift cards.... to the Friday 'pool party' send off....You all amazed me. While grateful for the 3 years of growth and learning there- I know that it was time for me to step into a new season- and new season it will be!!!!

So. That is my big news :-) I start on TUESDAY!!!!

Not only that- but as I drove back from a Mothers Day lunch with my mom- I stopped in to check the mail since I'd not gotten it this weekend- and inside was a card that made my heart WAYYYYY happy.

Inside was a "Welcome Minda" card filled with messages from different people that I'll be working with! They were all letting me know they are excited to meet me and for me to be a part of their team.

My heart broke into a happy dance and I immediately called my mom and said "Not only does the card make me happy- but it was SNAIL MAIL! And THAT was speaking my love language!!!"

By the way- I'm writing this blog post from my NEW COMPUTER! (which I didn't really tell anyone about because most of my friends are MAC snobs and they would have stoned me had I told them I got another PC. But whatever. I paid cash for it and I'm proud of it! :-) )

Another blog post will come soon with more details of the past 3 or so weeks of my life ;-) But for now- this will do! I needed to at least get that out here for you all to read!!!

More to come soon..... ;-)

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