So it is with renewed commitment that I, once again, move toward my goal of the red dress. Not only do I want to wear the dress comfortably, but I want to wear it comfortably without Spanx. (some of you ladies know what I’m talking about). This time it’s going to be different, though, because I have God in my corner and I’m going to let Him handle what satan throws my way. No more self doubt. (Chris will be happy to hear this since last night was a major night of self doubt. He tries to be encouraging, but he just doesn’t quite get it. Which brings me to my next point; I need an accountability partner, any takers? Prayer warriors on my behalf would also be greatly appreciated.
Oh, one more thing. As promised, pictures of our little landscaping projects from yesterday.
And one really great surprise I got this morning. Our youth pastor and his wife gave those of us helping with VBS music these really cute t-shirts. I LOVE t-shirts, especially lime green ones, and I just love Jeff & Missy & their family, too.
Just when I thought I'd said all I had to say, I thought of one more thing. I've told you about him before, David, the man who comes to church on the church van from an assisted living facility. He is probably in his 40's, and has Down's Syndrome. He sits on the front pew, and is a wonderful reminder of God's love for us all. He raises his hands in praise and sings at the top of his lungs. Even though he is hard to understand, you can tell by the look on his face that he knows God hears and understands. It is such a blessing and always leaves me with tears in my eyes. This morning he was just overcome with joy. People were on their feet with hands outstretched (I can see this from the choir)...well, most people, Bro. John wasn't on his feet. He was sitting on the front pew with his eyes closed, smiling, enjoying the worship. David noticed. The next moment, David slipped across the aisle, took Bro. John's elbow, and motioned for him to stand. It was precious! David wanted to make sure everyone was on their feet to worship God, even the preacher. After John stood, David raised his hands and began to sing again, a song that only God knew the meaning, and I'm sure it brought Him great joy.