Monday, December 18, 2006

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

I was coming home last night, and was walking down the sidewalk between the houses that leads to my entrance to my apartment, and I looked up at the sky.

It was a crisp, cold night, and a perfectly clear sky. When I looked up, I saw the constellation Orion, shining brightly and clearly - perfectly framed between the 2 houses. It was amazing. I'm talking dead center, just above the garages at a perfect 45 degree angle. Not to mention the fact that I live in a big city with lots of lights, so it's not often I see stars that bright.

Sometimes we just need to look in obvious places.

Saturday, December 16, 2006


So during the pageant rehearsal today, one of the youth in my youth group asked the director "Why do you do this? You like 80 screaming kids running around wild?"

The director answered.

"You know, I love kids. I love this church. And, well, I just want to make an impact."

Indeed he does. That director teaches 3rd grade in the Sunday School. He's the director of the Youth Choir. He's in the choir.

I believe God is working through him.

Making an Impact.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Obvious Places...

Recent events in my life led me this week to a point where I told God "I just don't see you at work in my life right now. I need to feel your presence. I believe that you are there, I'm just not seeing you right now."

Last night, I called a friend to talk about one of these events and how I'm feeling. She called back at 11 o'clock to talk. Her husband was downstairs yet, and she had just gotten ready for bed when she remembered that I had called her earlier, so she decided to call. I said "it's late, we'll talk another time." But she wanted to know...

So we talked for an hour and a half.

Sometimes we just don't look in the obvious places for God do we? Thank God for friends.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Passing the Faith

As I was standing in church yesterday, singing the opening hymn... I noticed the young girl in front of me standing next to a family friend's little boy. She's in 6th grade, he's like in Kindergarten.

She had the hymnal open in front of them, and was leaning over pointing out the words, and helping him sing the hymn.

I later saw her mother do the same with the bulletin with her. How cool to see a kid wanting to pass the faith on to someone younger. She was not only involved in worship - but guiding someone younger than her in worship as well.

I sensed God at work at that moment. God's presence was there.