Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Annivesary and It's Been Way Too Long!

Time sure flies! I can't even believe how long it has been since I've seen my friend. I totally am going to go visit her this summer and we might even make a trip to visit some of our other friends. I miss my friends from the Mothership dearly and need me some time with them soon! Two years is way too long! In fact, it's exactly two years today that we last saw each other which also means it is the anniversary of my consecration as a Diaconal Minister. Happy 2nd Anniversary of my consecration!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What Does the Music On My IPOD Say About Me?

I'm such a kid! I love when I get to treat myself to a new toy or something. Just the other day I purchased an IPOD shuffle since it was on sale! I am so glad I've invested in this little gadget. I'm having so much fun adding songs to it etc but I'm wondering what the songs on my Ipod say about me! Currently there are only about ten songs on there but I keep adding! My current list is quite interesting. It's comprised of mostly christian songs like "Love Song for A Savior" by Jars of Clay, "Divine Romance" by Phil Wickham, "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman, "You're My Little Girl" by Go Fish, "Drifter" by DecembeRadio,"My Savior My God" by Aaron Shust and "Oh Gravity" by Switchfoot but my playlist is also interspersed with musical numbers. First we have "Seasons of Love" from Rent! I love that movie and could listen to that song over and over and over again. Then we have "Without Love" from the musical "Hairspray." And last but not least, we have "Falling Slowly" from the movie "Once." What an absolutely fabulous movie! I loved it and could watch that movie over and over again! I truly believe it is going to be a classic! So what do you think my music says about me?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Jumping Head First into a New Adventure

Nothing like jumping into a new adventure full speed ahead! I recently decided to chair the candidate support committee for the Diaconal Ministry community. I truly feel God calling me to this role and hope that my leadership blesses those that are going through the process. It's actually quite ironic when thinking about it. My small group leader at the DMFE was the candidate support chair but is unable to continue this role so the leadership team sent out an email asking for volunteers etc to consider it. As I read the email, I felt a slight tug, no more like a huge pull, to take on this role but didn't want to jump into it too fast if you know what I mean. After praying about it and talking to one of the leadership members, I decided that this is something God is calling me to do! For me it's ironic because my small group leader had asked me to serve on this committee and now I feel called to fill this role that she is unable to continue in. I know how hard and frustrating the process can be and want others out there that are planning on being consecrated as DMs to know they aren't alone. It's been funny because I have found myself diving head-first into this leadership role. I guess God truly was calling me to this role. I just hope that I can bless others through my examples etc.