Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ebb and flow



Times like this week are what make the ebb and flow of mine and Larry's relationship. I'm so glad I spent the time with him in Miami that I did. I knew as soon as I got home things were going to go full speed ahead with a crazy schedule. We have everything from regular services and work days to preparing for Dustin's graduation, his party (this Thursday night), Princess Luncheon outreach and so much more. Basically my days are packed and in between that I'm trying to keep the house clean. What happens in these times is that sometimes we feel a disconnect in our relationship for a little bit (not an "I'm mad at you" type thing, just sort of an exhaustion...instead of talking to him for a long time before bed, I just...fall into bed, and go to sleep.) Then we come back together again and say, "I've missed you so much..." I don't like that but it's part of the rollercoaster of a week or two like this.


One thing I'm not doing is shortchanging time with God - because I sure do need His anointing to do anything well that I'm doing in the upcoming weeks.


I didn't blog yesterday because I had a severe headache. I took what I thought were a few Excedrin Migraine tablets...and it didn't even touch my aching head. I did my little heating pad that I put in the microwave and put it on my head last night when I went to sleep, then got up and put it on there again early this morning. I wondered what in the world went wrong (Excedrin usually knocks it out) and then I realized that in my exhaustion of yesterday I grabbed two of the wrong pills - prescription pills - out of my pill case -- ughhhh!!! I could have REALLY hurt myself doing that, and it kinda freaked me out, but thankfully everything was ok. Larry said, "just drink a lot and pee it out." :-) That's the kind of advice he usually gives me. Anyway, so I've just had a nagging headache and I know it's just from the weird sleep schedule and Miami and a lot on my mind/body these last few days. But it's all good.

Went out in North Tampa all day today with Pastor Lindsay and we canvassed for the upcoming outreach. Last year we got so sick of the lack of people pounding the pavement to do it. We had a lot of church gifts, but that's not my vision. It never has been. I want the community businesses. That is my vision. We need as many community and corporate sponsorships as possible. And it can be done by those who have a gift to talk to people. And...well, she and I know a little about that. :-) So off we went, and we got very few "no's" and came back with quite a bit of loot for one day! And lots of call backs and pick ups. We were so excited about the stuff we got we're thinking of adding another day. Both of us need that like a hole in the head but here is the thing...we can do it and do it well and we know it's making for a much more spectacular day. Today I suggested to her that we do a DVD for training next year on how to do this. I'm excited that we are back on course with the vision of this outreach.


I came home, ate dinner and went back out to get all the food for Dustin's party. I'm making a whole meal. Plus he wants a homemade cake not a storebought one. I don't want to blog about what I got for it because he might read this but it's so cute. I'll take a pic of it and put it on here if it turns out like I envision. This Thurs night is his party and Saturday is his graduation, at the Sun Dome here in Tampa. Yippee!!! That's my boy. Such a wonderful young man.

Came home from the grocery store and watched me on TV. Tonight my Freshope interview aired. I thought it was pretty good. Larry liked it. I will watch it again at some point and be a little more analytical of it without my family around.

I came out on the patio for a little "zone" time with the Lord and decided to read through Colossions this week. Nothing earthshattering from it tonight, just reading along and also some passages from the other books I'm reading.

Come Away My Beloved said this that got my attention:

"I am calling my spirit filled believers to concentrated labor in this, the vineyard of prayer. Hidden from human eyes it is wide open to heaven and the saints in heaven join with you in this operation of God's love. Other ministries you must carry on alone, but in this you have a mutual fellowship, for those in heaven have also an intercessory ministry for their brothers and sisters here on earth."

Pretty awesome to think about.

I won't be planning a princess luncheon outreach in heaven...

I won't be teaching Real Life class...

I won't be preparing a leadership workshop...

I won't be doing laundry...

but I will be interceding. Okay, that tells me something about God's priorities.

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