Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lazy Sundays

I have discovered something profound:

We are busy!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. We love our jobs and our ministries which fortunately for Eric and I they are one and the same. Yesterday, we had the privilege of serving the city of La Pine by shoveling snow filled driveways (or as I said about a billion times yesterday quite unintentionally, "snoveling show"), praying for strangers, and really just loving people. We saw over a hundred come to know Christ for the first time, and almost seven hundred were ministered to through a concert that was put on that night. It was amazing.

I forget sometimes how powerful outreach is, and how pouring out into other people inevitably fills us up. It definitely brought perspective and vision for our lives and stirred up passion to see the lost come to know Jesus. What an incredible thing it is to further advance the Kingdom of Heaven.

We got home pretty late last night and collapsed. Which then leads me to today:

A Lazy Sunday.

We started the day not knowing what it held or what we would do. We woke up went to Nancy P's, which has the best marionberry scones in all of Bend, read the Word, then went to church.
Who knew what wonderful little goodies the rest of the day held? Afterwards, we did such an amazing thing: whatever we wanted.

It's not often that a day presents itself with no obligations and so we took advantage. We had a leisurely lunch at a restaurant in the Old Mill, read the paper, talked about lots of things, saw a movie, but most importantly - we took our sweet time.

Now this wonderful evening I sit reflecting on the beauty of a day like today. I'm thankful for rest. For time with Eric. For relaxation.
Today was a day to catch up. Reflect on the miracle of yesterday. Learn more of God's character and recognize that on the seventh day, He rested.

And so, to cap off this lovely day, here is are some pictures to end.


karleeanne said...

We are glad to see that you two have mastered the art of's essential when there's no one else around!

Brandy said...

Good stuff.. Lapine was amazing huh?? I like all your pictures.. :) Seee you sooon.

joann renee said...

impressive...two posts in one month...keep it up, as you are now linked on my blog...

Jonathan said...

Hey guys! Congrats on everything. You guys look great together. Hope all is going well in Bend. We love you guys and trust God is doing awesome stuff in you and know He will through you. And Eric...way to ride again! I am impressed!
caleb and ashley

Cassie said...

i have a secret wish...

~to be half as cute as you guys when i get married.~

thanks for being in my dream... not that you had anything to do with it, but familiar faces in a scary dream make it a little more bearable. =)

Cassie said...

oh and thanks for linking me! with my real last name! hooray!