Saturday afternoon we went to a couples baby shower from our friends who are going to China to get their son, Sheridan. After that, Michael and I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean and went to dinner at Cracker Barrel (which is having their sidewalk sale right now). We came home, watched some TV, and started National Treasure and then crashed.
This morning we got up and headed to church, got some things for dinner and now we are just relaxing.
We are studying Ecclesiastes at North Metro and what a neat book it is. Today's sermon was on loving and fearing God and having a sense of peace, not being torn between extremes. It was quite relevant and it made me think. I am so grateful that I have a sense of peace right now. I am not saying I have questioned my faith, but I know there is a God and I know for certain that he loves me.
I do not blog or talk about spiritual or religious things much because I am really not good at it. I never know the words to use, and I honestly do not feel like a represent Christ like I should. But, I do know that He can do anything and everything. One of my favorite parts of the service is when we are singing a praise song (usually by Mr Tomlin or Lincoln Brewster) and the Holy Spirit is quite evident. You can just hear and it is an emotional moment. For years, I have been embarrassed to sing or embarrassed by the crowds that say Amen or raise their hands but now, I understand why. You have to sit and listen to God. That means being quiet and seeking Him. I rarely have those moments because I am so busy with life and trying to figure things out. I am constantly thinking about things and blogging and playing with dog and etc. So, I am going to be quiet. So on Tuesday after work I will not be blogging until Wednesday morning. I will be enjoying my life and listening to God. I have never spent a whole day in prayer but I have noticed that I have been talking to God a lot more lately. So, on Tuesday, I will not be checking blog lines or posting or responding to other blogs. I will read any responses while I am at work, but that will be it. Have you had a quite moment lately? What has God been placing on your heart or mind?
I need to recommend a blog to you that often encourage me. Go visit Steven Russell. GO now. Read older posts. Listen to his videos. I have blogged about his site earlier this week but I really want you to read his words. He is a photo journalist who is passionate about many things. He is family man. He loves God. Enough said. Go read his past posts. and he married by college neighbor..Tell him I sent ya! Enjoy!
A comment he left on MIchaels blog as had me thinking
have faith. we all walk through valleys. but without the valleys the view from the mountaintop wouldn't be so incredible.
Is that not true???
I pray that everyone who reads this post finds a sense of peace today.!!!!!
Pray for Michael tomorrow..Head over to Valtools Box and offer some support! He has an interview at 1pm
Amy . . .
What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising