— SBO — This week is going fantastic. I am IN AWE of the amount of prayer, planning, & preparation that has gone into every detail of our Summer Break Out (i.e. vacation bible school) this week. I mean absolutely everything, from the storyline of the Apostle Paul's life, to the many dramas & actors the kids hear thru the week, to the stunning decorations which transformed our church into "Night at the Museum," to the activities, to the snacks, and on & on. Wow. Even having prayer bracelets given out for every kid (I'm praying for 2nd grade "Jenna"). This week is (a) SO amazing for the kids, and (b) SO honoring God. I couldn't be more proud of every volunteer.
— Book I'm Spinning On — I'm almost finished taking our staff through the book "It" by Craig Groeschel. I try to take our staff through 2 books per year, one in the Spring & one in the Fall. This one is WRECKING me spiritually. I am praying the last 3 prayers in the book…for me, my family, & our church ("stretch me. ruin me. heal me.").
— What God's Speaking to Me About — Here are the 3 things I keep sensing God speaking to me about wherever I turn these days:
- Leaders lead
- Trust me (I.e. Your obstacles will ALWAYS be bigger & stronger than you. Who cares??? I will ALWAYS be bigger & stronger than your obstacles.)
— A Cold Wave? — My morning run (9 miles) was SO nice. How hot has it been recently, when the 72 degree weather I had felt cool?? (A 12-mile run earlier this week was so hot & humid that I sweat out 6 pounds of water during the run! Gained it all back as I rehydrated throughout the day…but come on!)