I just feel tired after work today! I am overwhelmed by everything that I have going on this week…it’s funny how life really doesn’t seem any less busy for me without school; I do like being busy though, but I need a little time to rest and not have so many things to do. On Sunday night, we started our new classes for BASIC with the high schoolers. I am so excited about this semester’s class…it’s all about living a missional life. This is something that has been especially near to my heart lately and I am excited about the opportunities to further God’s Kingdom and get out of my comfort zone through this class, while serving alongside my girls. After BASIC, I met some great ladies for a girls dinner! Oh, it was so good! It was a long overdue girl’s time! After we ate, we met the guys to hang out for a little while too before everyone heads back to school.
Last night after work, I got to go to the Patterson’s house for a sweet girls night to spend time with a dear friend Heather before here and Jesse move to Brazil. It was such a wonderful time of fellowship and prayer together! I am so thankful for the wisdom Heather has shared with me and the love of Christ that just radiates form her! I am so excited for how the Lord will use her and her husband in Brazil for His glory!
Thankfully tonight, I don’t have any plans so I can try and get some things done on my “to do” list. Before I get on top of all that, I was thinking about how I want to be even nicer. I want my words to be kinder. I am often sarcastic; it’s not like there isn’t a place for sarcasm, but I think I can allow that side to come out too often. I need to hold my tongue, listen more, and speak less. I think I realized that there is a difference between silly/fun sarcasm and the kind when I am frustrated, upset, or want to feel better about myself. Sarcasm can be a defense mechanism for me or a way to put up a wall…this is definitely not what I want. I need to be kind and patient. I should be known for my gentleness and kindness so I can honor the Lord with my attitude, demeanor, and my words. Anyways, just a quick thought for the day. Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
1 Peter 3:8-12