Posts Tagged ‘church’

Take That Road

Monday, August 6th, 2018

I have decided that I might as well start a whole blogging segment on I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP! The craziest things keep happening to us and I know as soon as I sit down and write it all down, people are probably thinking, NO WAY!

God is so creative and fun. My friend count is more than quadrupled!!!

Saturday night after dinner we decided to take a drive out by the airport and look around. On the way back home, we were sitting at the main highway near our house and we could see a pasture full of gorgeous horses running like crazy. My hubby sped across the road so I could snap some pics and take a little video of their “horse” play. They were amazing!

As we drove along beside them, he noticed a car was behind us and started trying to figure out how to let them by. The road was skinny but it was paved so we just kept driving. After a few minutes, it started to look much less like a road and a lot more like a –> d r i v e w a y.

I said, “Keep going! We’re fine!”.

The car, still behind us.

Then, we hit the point of no return….a house! Oh no!

We sheepishly turned around and faced the music (or car behind us). We rolled down the window and threw ourselves on the mercy seat. The older couple in their Mercedes SUV owned all the property we just drove through. They laughed and told us not to worry that this happens a lot. We talked for a long time just getting to know one another and before we left, I asked about church. Do they go? Where? And if they have any suggestions.

They perked up and proudly invited us to their church Belgrade Alliance Church! We couldn’t help but laugh!

We are currently members of Indiana’s BEST church ever, Eagle Church which is a Christian & Missionary Alliance too!

I’m telling you, I cannot make this stuff up!

In all my years of ministry life and stepping in the doors of new churches in new towns…. NEVER have I felt so welcomed to visit a church. People were incredibly excited to meet us and the Foster’s were so gracious and kind to show us around and introduce us to so many great folks!

It was as if we were family, already!

We sometimes get the idea that we are sort of floundering around through this life. The truth is, everything is orchestrated by God. He does not coincidentally allow stuff to happen to us. It is on purpose! The people we meet, the places we go and the things we do all have a grander purpose.

Pay attention. He is working. He is creative. He is BLESSING you & me with intention. Open your eyes and your heart! You may find yourself in someone’s driveway at dark and discover your new church family while you’re there!

God
Thank you so much for evening drives that give more than beautiful scenery.
Amen

HARD-ly Sleeping

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Since I’m living the goodlife this week……it’s inevitable that one would miss out on a good donut run.  I woke up this morning begging for some sort of coffee magic to heal my aching back.  Coffee just happened to be the one thing I didn’t purchase on my grocery excursion yesterday.  Lucky for us, right down the road is a hole in the wall donut shop and a little further on is a McDonald’s (Hello, Mocha Frappe).

Hubby and I rolled off of our table out of bed and headed towards the sugary goodness.  Both the donuts and the frappe were well worth the $18.  God bless you inventors of coffee and donuts!  🙂  My spoiled body thanks you!

By the way, why is it that our bodies insist on certain levels of bed softness or hardness?  My family is highly keen on soft squishy beds.  We have the most luxurious beds of anyone I know.  I’m not bragging here, honest.  We have sooooooooooft thick mushy beds at home with smooth sheets.  Hotels typically go with the hard flat kind.  Therefore, we are all a hurtin’…thanks to sleeping on top of bed tables.

Enough of my whiney complaining!  I’m actually happy to be here and having a great time.  In spite of the hard sleep arrangements.

Time for me to move on…..the beach and I have an appointment today.

PS
We had such a great time visiting with our friends in Destin.