Sunday, November 28, 2010

Keeping my Joy

There were certain plenty of things conspiring to ruin my Sunday:
  • Daughter refused to get up.
  • My computer was having a difficult time talking to printers.
  • The heat wasn't working in the sanctuary.
  • My PowerPoint for the sermon wouldn't download on the computer that runs the projectors.

But it didn't work. I chose to focus on other things:

  • Two different women volunteered to come stay with Daughter, so I knew she was safe.
  • We had visitors in worship this morning-- 3 different families were represented (one man came as an advanced scout). All plan to return.
  • There is a buzz and an excitement about the church right now. People are feeling positive and are energized.
  • The number of children in worship is growing.

Daughter had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. She says she's sorry, but she has a hair trigger and refuses to do anything to demonstrate that she's ready to turn things around. I'm not going to let her ruin my afternoon. I gave up a basketball game, but I'm not going to give up my joy. I'm going to put on my ipod and start baking. It will be fun.


Kari said...

Music and baking...sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon! Enjoy!

Reverend Mom said...

I am enjoying-- though I'm weird, I listen to sermons, not music. Several this afternoon have talked about how hard it can be to answer God's call. That certainly is the case with my call be Daughter's mom. It is a call, though, and I know that God will be with me through the good times and the hard times.