listening to: totally into Ascend the Hill at the moment – they have an awesome guitar sound and a real hunger for God’s presence and God to come and move! and Jesus Culture (as always!) just got their COME AWAY album for christmas, well second christmas with my SIL family. so glad, otherwise i would have gone and brought it myself lol!
on the box: confessing that i’m totally bored with tv. now The Event is finished, and Lost is past… well, nothing entertains.
today: went with my kids, my MIL and FIL and SIL and her 3 kids to Kelly Tarltons – an underwater world with sharks and fish and stingrays and penguins. lots to do and lots to see.
looking forward to: FIVE (our young adults service) starting again soon in feb, esp with the new addition of our new youth pastor
beginning: the teaching year of housegroup – last week we had a social night, the ol’ classic housegroup dessert night but this week we’re kicking into the meat of the year. i’m really excited about this term – our focus is on the call of God, personality types and living out the call – kind of a who you are created to be and how to live that to the max type thing. should be some fun nights including one called I AM CIRCUMCISED. each night is an I AM (something beginning with C) (like CALLED, CREATED, CODED etc). last week we crammed 22 bod’s into our lounge. praying for God to come and ignite us with a passion for Him and desire to know Him and make Him known. praying for wisdom for my husband an i and connections with the new people. praying for new obvious leaders to arise so we can multiply outwards.
loved: Tangled. trying to convince the kids to go again. they’d rather go ten pin bowling.
had to laugh: my husband got me out of bed last night to watch a doco on sleep. i sometimes, like now, dont sleep all that well. so watched the sleep doco, and then didnt go to sleep until 2 am…!
inspired: by the sunday message this week at church on being motivated to pray. was awesome and with some real practical ways to tap into our motivational leanings to motivate us for prayer. was a click moment.
wearing: a cardigan for the first time this year. its cold. and windy. and floody in some parts even in auckland. but counting my blessings really compared to others.
expectant: of a move of God THIS year
encouraged: by a suprize opportunity – got asked to apply for the position of the east auckland area coach for Mainly Music. which i had to laugh at in a way because i semi fell into the up front role of our group by default. they needed someone to sing and dance up the front and i’d rather do that than do any admin or dishes. we have a fabulous team and a wonderful group of mums from the community who come and so really it is kudos to all of us. but i am a words of appreciation chick and so i appreciate being asked to apply for the role and the encouragement that went along with that.
thinking about: what to make for dinner tonight… not overly inspired…
reading: in between books. just read 3 books by bill johnson which were very good. there were some real nuggets in there – like the differences in preparation between saul and david in regards to their kingship and following God. a click moment.
in the word: just finished numbers, in psalms, isaiah and ephesians. got some fresh stuff from ephesians last night – love that!
favourite worship song: really loving come like you promised by ascend the hill but in the ministry time yesterday my soul longs by jesus culture played and though i’ve heard it often it was real fresh and alive… come like the rain Lord!