well! i see that i am developing a bad habit of failing to update my blog. such is the life of a busy mother! i have hardly been on Facebook this past week, as well. the other problem with my personality is that this means i have no idea what has been going on in most of my friend's lives lately. what would i have done in the 50's? been forced to step out of my comfort zone and call people! or 'call on them' as was the custom. hmmmm. i want to be a good teacher, good friend, good wife, good mom; but i feel like most of the time i cannot do all at once! then there are the sub-aspects of my life i want to be good at (some i wish were the main, and some of the main aspects i wish were 'sub'!) a good artist, good daughter, good sister, good boundary-setter and good blogger. (ha ha) and now i am looking at all the 'good' words i have typed and they are starting to look like a foreign word. 'gude'. ha ha, i am slowly realizing that a quarter to nine in the morning may not be the best time to blog :O)
what did i really want to come on here for? to thank all my friends and family who have helped us have a successful 'preview service' launch! these past two weeks have been wonderful! i got a taste of the excitement and anticipation that comes with putting together a church service. i cannot wait to do this every week! i miss this. i am in awe of all the people that God has brought into our life with arise community church. you guys are so amazing and such servants. we would never have been able to accomplish any of this without you! as the bible says: (paraphrased) 'how can a body function with only one part? can an eye hear or an ear see?' we need a bit of everyone's time and talents to make up the whole wonderful picture that is arise community church.
disclaimer: arise community church would be nothing without God. we are always measuring ourselves against His yardstick . are we doing what He wants us to? are we doing this for His glory? we do not want to fall into the trap of 'succeeding at something' without Him! that is NOT success!