Thursday, October 02, 2008

Odds and Ends and Maybe Beginnings

Yesterday was one year since I went to the conference office for one month. Ya just never know. Yesterday I had a call from a pastor wanting to know how his church can address the "no's" on the accessibility survey they just did. One year ago, there wasn't anyone to tell them they needed an accessibility survey, much less a committee with an Occupational Therapist, a builder, an architect, and a pastor who uses a wheelchair to help this church. God is good.

In the Disciple Bible Study I'm facilitating, someone commented on the lack of awe and respect Moses shows for God in the whole burning bush - call story passages. I've been thinking how Moses wasn't exactly raised to have respect for God - not for the one true God anyway. Makes me wonder how we judge people who come to our churches but have never learned "how folks act in church." It makes me wonder if their coming before God isn't a little more authentic than those of us who know "how folks act in church."

Sunday our church will worship in our new building for the first time. This has been more than a decade in coming. Please pray for us that we will remember who it is we are worshiping and that the building is simply an instrument for our work as the body of Christ.

For those who have been praying for manBoy, the new school is getting better or he's feeling better about it. The teachers are learning that the students need direct instruction on how to manage their time. The students are learning they need to get their acts together and manage their time. Still a few kinks to work out, but progress is being made. He's in two groups he really enjoys right now. One member of one group is the daughter of a couple we met 16 years ago at adoption seminar. We kept in touch during our short waiting period. They went to meet a birthmother the same week manBoy came to us. Their baby came 4 months later. We lived in different suburbs at the time, but have both moved since then. If the kids were at mega high school, they might never meet. Now they are working on projects together. As the other mom put it, it just feels like coming full circle.

I went to the Y four mornings this week! Tomorrow we get an extra hour of sleep, manBoy doesn't have to be at school until 7:30! I get a break from (as my sister puts it) the cr*p of dawn carpool and from the Y on Fridays.

As I tell my mom when we're all talked out on the phone, "That's all the news I knows."

6 comments:

DogBlogger said...

Amen to that prayer for the church...

Anonymous said...

And maybe, just maybe, that church will be spiritually fuller and richer because of answering those no's and learning about people who really, really don't know "how to act in church" and just worship in spirit and in truth. May we all learn to worship that way.
Lifelong friend

ElastiGirl said...

thought of ya'll yesterday - wrote a check for a new a/c that cost more than my first car...
glad the school part is settling in.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Hi girl!

Send me your email address so I can pair you with your partner!

Mindy
princessandthebeads@gmail.com

zorra said...

Were your ears burning this afternoon?
Wish you were here!

SpookyRach said...

cr*p of dawn - gonna have to remember that one!

Yay for mornings at the Y! Yay! Yay! Yeah. Sigh...