I’ve been MIA from blogging for the past several days. We were having to go to the business center in our apartments to use internet, and plus I have been focused on getting our house in order. But now we have internet at home! Our desktop computer decided over the last 4 months in storage that it was ready to be a dinosaur, so its moving like one. Hopefully we can get it shaped up soon, at least its bloggable.
We still probably have a few days of steady work to do on the house, but for the most part we are getting there. So much “out” time is needed when you move into a new place. We’ve been to Target, Wal-Mart (wont be going back there much, its ghetto here. I almost took out my camera to take a picture), Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc., looking for trash cans, shower curtains, towel racks. kitchen stuff, etc. Today I am having a home day. Laundry is going and I just ironed 11 of David’s shirts. I like to do ironing all at one time if I have time 🙂 Ironing is no longer an option in the morning, especially on Sunday since we have to be there at 6:45am for set up. Later I am going to the grocery store and although its like 1 mile away I am really going to try and get everything we need for the week. I initiated the oven with banana bread earlier this week. Made it with whole wheat flour and I think it tastes better than regular!
When I was ironing I listened to this past Sunday’s message from J.D. Greer at the Summit Church in NC. Great message on Ephesians and what Paul meant by his prayer in ch.1. You can get it on ITunes for free, FYI you can also download Sunday morning messages from South Bay church online as well. www.southbaychurch.org.
Went to small group last night, there were like 17 ladies there! We were all crammed around a large dining room table. We are talking about Galatians and the fruit of the Spirit. Its very different here. Many of them grew up Catholic, many don’t really know the Bible at all, and all of them are just real and want to grow in their understanding of God. I am sure some people are pretentious about certain things, but for the most part people dont feel that social expenctation to be a Christian and know the answers. Its refreshing. Stacie and I had lunch with one of the girls in the small group a few days ago. The one who told us she had never owned a Bible. She feels God tugging on her heart and feels conviction about some things in her life. We talked extensively about the gospel. I mean the very basics and it was great. She is growing each day in her understanding of the message of Christ. Last night I gave her a 3 minute crash course in what “the law” means in Galatians, so she would understand the homework better. I have no doubt that if some of the girls in there arent told about the Old Testament law they will think Paul means the civil “dont run red lights” kind of law. What an honor to be there to watch people’s lights come on and their faces brighten as they “get it.”