This past week has been a bit of whirlwind.
Last Monday I discovered that my car had been burgled (I love using that word, I don’t like that I have to use it for my own experience). The thieves took my computer bag which had my laptop and my iPad. Those are two tools that I use every day. So I had to get that all taken care of quickly so that I could get back to work.
I was so encouraged as people offered to help any way they could. Thank you. Fortunately insurance really came through for us and I am (basically) back to where I started. Friends that I have known since elementary school (Megan and Justin) offered to give me a brand new iPad that they had purchased at a great deal but didn’t really have a need for. But, wow, they gave it me, and it has been a tremendous blessing.
I also saw the value of regularly backing up your computer. I have an onsite backup and a cloud back up solution. I would advise you to do likewise. I didn’t actually lose any of my projects which is great.
On Tuesday, we had an election. And it has led to all kinds of . . . interesting conversations. I have been praying for this election, and I am going to continue praying for healing in our country. Praying the the church would rise up and be good healers.
Wednesday through Friday really feel like a blur as I walked through conversations with people about the election and grace and being good citizens and good christ followers.
On Saturday I started fixing a toilet in our house. I had some difficulty getting all the matching parts as one fix, revealed something else that needed to be fixed. But I did it. Yeah, I can fix things around my house!
Also on Saturday Kathy set up our Christmas Tree. I don’t know how I feel about that yet.
Yesterday at Creekside I was encouraged as people were so kind and welcoming to people with whom they have political disagreements. Reconciliation is an ongoing worked for humanity, and I was encouraged to see that Creekside is striving to be agents of reconciliation with each other.
And now we are back to Monday. What does this week hold?
Last week had a lot of surprises. This week will have many surprises as well. How will we respond? Will we look at our challenges as opportunities to let the light of Gospel shine through us?
I am praying that the Lord would work in us and through us this week, that he would be glorified and we would see transformation.