The Women’s ministry at Alice Drive Baptist Church sponsored their annual Ladies’ Night Out this past Tuesday night. As usual it was a great event. The wonderful men of the church patiently served over 700 women a great meal. No matter how much we harassed them about needing ice or drinks, they kept their cool. Very impressive bunch!
There were tons of amazing door prizes and Judi Gatson from WIS TV encouraged all of us. She shared a recent tough, heartbreaking journey she had traveled on. She had us crying one minute and laughing the next. We were reminded of how amazingly perfect God’s timing always is, even when we don’t see it that way at the time. We were also reminded of how faithful He always is and how perfectly He cares for His children.
“… being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.” Colossians 1:11
Would you agree with me in saying that the fast food industry has totally exploded over the decades? To me, its popularity proves that WE ARE HOOKED! I admit it … I love those piled up roast beef sandwiches paired with fries that look all curly like a pig’s tail and I love hearing “My pleasure!” as I speed away from a drive-thru load ‘em up line that only took 5 minutes! Now, there’s probably no disagreement that that scenario sounds easier after a hectic day than going to the self-check line at the local grocery store, standing over boiling pots of sweat inducing steam, and then still having to clean up that baked on greasy mess from the broiling pan? Either way you’re gonna be full (just maybe not as healthy)!
Back to school days are here and I was reminiscing about “old times”. I loved the beginning of school. Seeing all of the new children, buying new school supplies, (I love shiny notebooks, bold markers, sharp crayons, great book bags…ok deep breath!) and fixing up my room. It was all so exciting and exhausting at the same time.
One year I had a little boy in my first grade class, I’ll call him “B”, who was one of my favorite students ever. (I had tons of favorites) Was he the quietest and most studious student? No, he was very active and “ALL BOY” (his mom will vouch for this!) Did he make all A’s and always do his homework?
I have been intentionally trying to learn the spiritual discipline of being still. It’s hard. Being still is just not something that comes easily to me. How about you? I’m a doer, a fixer. One of the worst feelings in the world to me is finding myself in a crisis and not being able to do anything to change it or fix it. I don’t like that feeling of helplessness.
So what does God mean when He says to be still and know that He is God? What does that look like? I think often times we confuse being still with doing nothing.
Now get this. I was watching the remake of The Karate Kid with one of my boys when Mr. Han, the maintenance man turned martial arts instructor, said this to his young trainee: “Being still and doing nothing are two very different things.”
Welcome to our blog page! We hope you will find stories here to encourage you.
We would love for you to share your story with us. Click the button above to send us a story about what God is doing in your life.