Sorry to all those faithful readers for not posting in awhile! Life has seemed to be crazy busy. I’m not spending much time on the blogs lately, as evidenced by the backlog of ones I have to read as well.
Archive for November, 2007
Funny story that revealed to me yet again the heart of a 3 year old…
This evening I am in a hurry leaving Barnes and Noble trying to get to church on time for First Wednesday. We were parked in the parking lot where we had to walk across the street to get to our car. So I am holding Benjamin in my right arm, have the kid bag and purse on the left arm, a hot cup of coffee in each hand, and have Cade holding onto my purse since I had no hands left.
As we cross the street, Cade did pretty good walking with me. Ben was trying to twist down and I was sloshing the coffee out of the cup. A man walking past us asked if I needed help and could he help me. I politely declined as we had reached our car.
As we were getting in the car, I was buckling Cade in when his three year old working mind got the best of him. “Mommy, why did that man ask if you need help? You don’t need help.”
As I was driving to church I chuckled when I thought of this. Mommy is the invincible, handle everything one, at least it appears so to my preschooler! Mommy’s don’t need help, despite what we may think! Such confidence, such faith, such trust they have in us.
If only he knew the prayers I prayed each morning in the shower for my daily dose of help to get me through!
What did Jesus mean when scripture talks about the church? Was it denominations? Was it separate groups meeting apart? Was it Christians in general?
I have been thinking about this lately. [rant ahead... ] One of the things that drives me crazy about the church in general is this thought or feeling that we’re separate. We’re each doing our own thing. We need to compete. We need to bring people in our doors. Ahh! I had a lunch meeting with a local family minister today and we had a great talk about unititng churches to work for the common goal of showing people a relationship with Jesus Christ. I know it is important for people in the doors of our church, after all, it writes my paycheck, but we should be more concerned about a persons spiritual condition than our attendance count on Sunday. When we do an event to reach the community, why can’t it just be to show the community we care? Why do we have the expectation that we’re doing it to get people in the doors of our church?
Care about people. Period. We’re on the same team, working for the same purpose – to show lost people to Jesus. Think how much greater our resources could be if we dropped this competitive edge that churches today have and really, truly worked together. [okay, rant over... ]
Yes, I have had three people mention today that I haven’t blogged in quite a while. I’ve been swamped to say the least and honestly, just haven’t felt “inspired” to write anything. Had a meeting with a local children’s minister today. I’ll blog about it next.