This was a week full of learning and challenge...
- In our staff meeting, I was reminded that, just like delayed obedience, partial obedience is still disobedience.
- John Bevere also said: "Grace empowers us to do what truth demands of us." Mmm. That's good stuff right there.
- Something new we're doing this term with our interns has allowed me to see a different side of them, which I am really excited about. I was able to see two of them in action in a teaching environment this past week. And they did awesome! I can't wait to see the others as the term progresses.
- I went into my Missions class feeling completely exhausted and drained, and came out of it feeling totally energized. We had a great (but challenging) discussion, that is hopefully going to lead to some positive changes (personally and as a team).
- Thursday night we had a barbecue for our entire ministry team -- staff, interns, and Outreach Staff. We figured a "Family Dinner" was in order since the Outreach Staff were leaving the next morning. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship (I hate that churchy word), and it flowed wonderfully right into Family Night. The whole evening felt very comfortable. Not sure how else to describe it, but it was as though everyone just felt very comfortable with each other. It was sad to see part of our team leave the following morning...
- A "Snapple Fact" I read this week (inside the lid of one of my Snapple drinks) informed me that Long Island (where I'm from) is the largest island in continental U.S. Who knew?!
- Construction has begun as we rebuild after the fire. It is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! (But more on that another time...)
- As I type this, I am watching a show about hippos...and it's made me incredibly happy.
- Oh yeah... Remember the pigs? We now have 57 piglets!