} I've never seen so much excitement surrounding the arrival of a new baby! Little Emily Jean will be coming into the world in just minutes now! The whole church family is just waiting in anticipating to shower love on this new baby.
} Met with the new pastor at GCC. He's given me some encouragement and challenged me a little. I think we hit it off pretty well, though. He now knows a litany of history of me. When he challenged me to channel my energy into being positive about a not-so-positive situation, I told him "bite me" in a jokingly way. He laughed hard and said, "Do you realize you just told your pastor to 'bite me?" My response? "I only answer to God" We high-fived on that one. I like this guy. Not that I'll tell him to 'bite me' all the time, but it feels good to be real with someone and they can accept it.
} Being a prayer warrior is hard. To keep up with all the needs is tiring. I'm so glad God's the one in control, not me.
} Getting into a new study in a new environment is a little out of the comfort zone. But as I heard it - "there's no comfort in the growth zone, and no growth in the comfort zone." the first night was great - about discipleship. One of the biggest points that stuck out to me was "What kind of disciple are you making?" We are always influencing people whether we know it or not. So through that influence - what kind of disciples are you making around you?
} I love seeing God move in people's lives - including my own. But when it seems He doesn't for someone I love, it frustrates me. When will He step-in and say enough is enough?
} My home phone went out last weekend. I figured something chewed something under the house - again. So I've been taking an old phone out to the box when I needed to use the phone (since I live so far out in BFE that I rarely get a cell signal). But when my mom blows into the house last night, picks up the phone and puts it to my ear to let me hear the ringtone I about blew a gasket! "Well, it was just unplugged at the post." "Well, duh," I said, "had to unplug it to use the other phone." All she had to do was plug it back in?!?!?! I already tried that - why didn't it work for me? ugh.
} I'm hoping the weather will be great for pool-time this weekend!