Saturday, March 27, 2010

Season of Lent

A month ago I experienced one of THE most emotional Ash Wednesday services in my life. Being raised a Lutheran, I've gone to plenty of Ash Wednesday Services, but this time, my heart was different. The congregation wrote on a piece of paper what we were giving up. As I wrote down my sacrifice for the next 40 days and left the piece of paper at the cross, I cried. Maybe it was the realization, that this time, I was truly MAKING a sacrifice. Completely getting the sacrifice that God gave for me. For us. My sacrifice was fast food. If you know me and what my schedule entails, this, indeed, is a sacrifice.

As Lent has progressed, Christi and I have had conversations about what God is trying to tell us. My message has been forgiveness. I don't usually have a problem forgiving, but as of late there has been two. I've been to conferences, church, etc. and every time I attend, the message is forgiveness. Yes, Christi, I get it. :) So... God and I are working on it. That's all I can say for now.

With 9 days left until Easter, this week being Holy Week, I can't wait to see what God has in store for the rest of the year! God is shaking me and working in my heart like He's never done before.

Six Word Saturday

Here's how it works: describe your life -or something- in six words. Explain or don't, either way, have fun! Visit Cate at Show My Face to read all about it and get started! :)

Worship in beautiful weather is great!

I'm spending the weekend in Branson, Missouri at Young Christians Weekend, taking place at Silver Dollar City. Today was gorgeous and sunny, until late afternoon when a short thunderstorm rolled through... although the promise of a double rainbow that took place after just completed the day.