Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roses and Thorns

I'm having an interesting week.  Many ups and many downs.  

My ups: 
  • the excitement of coaching Girls on the Run next week
  • the excitement of sitting in church next week
  • enjoyed teaching Kids Voyage last Sunday despite not being able to sit in church 
  • the possibility of something new and great that I can't mention out loud yet 
  • planning events and fundraisers and service activities for the youth group...watch out, I have a lot of ideas and so many things already on the calendar :)
  • dinner with Jennifer at Joel's on Monday-  one of my favorite people at my very favorite restaurant
  • fellowship group tonight...can't wait!
  • breakfast with my fellow GOTR coaches this morning!
  • Saints won the Superbowl!  Woo hoo! (no I am not a Saints fan, just really don't like the Colts)
  • Church luncheon on Sunday...so much fun!  I'm so happy Doug and Abby are back!
  • Girls night tomorrow night...come on ladies we definitely need one!
  • Melisa is going to have her baby girl really soon and I will finally get to know her name and meet her!
  • Being productive...today was a very productive day!
Okay...so lots of ups.  I am not even going to go into the downs.  No sense in dwelling in it.  I just need to take it to the Lord in prayer.  One strikingly obvious observation is that I don't have any comments above that include my husband.  I think we are in desperate need of some good, quality time together.  

I like this activity we do with the youth sometimes, and I used to do with my campers...Roses and Thorns.  Each day we would tell what our rose (best thing) of the day is and what our thorn (worst thing) of the day is.  So far today my rose is breakfast with Susan and Annsley.  My thorn...uh oh I have two.  I can't decide between them!  The cold shower I just took, and realizing how out of shape I really am when I got on the treadmill and couldn't run a mile! Aaaahhhh!!!!!!!  Back to training!
   

1 comment:

  1. So we are encouraged to write down our roses and thorns daily--we call it desolations and consolations, times when you feel God and times when you feel far from God. The point is to look for patterns over time as a way of discernment-vocational discernment, relationship discernment, habit discernment, etc. Keep it up, really think about your roses and think of ways in follow those!

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