Right now, I’m sitting in the kitchen at Los Olivos, listening to a church group that’s camping for the weekend belt Mighty To Save. Sunday mornings really can’t get much better than this.
The last few days have been pretty awesome. Thursday, we took the group from Calvary to a rehab center for the community outreach. I got the chance to speak with a couple of the men there, and was blown away by their stories. Their love for God and their hope for their futures really was encouraging. While one of the men was telling us about some of the things he had done, and why he was in prison, Deanna told him that God doesn’t look at us and see what we were, or what we used to be. He looks at us and he sees us how we are now. Our pasts, no matter how terrible, don’t matter to Him.
That’s really stuck with me past couple of days, and I’m really glad it has. It’s been a good thing for me to keep thinking back on.
Friday was amazing. I have never experienced a dedication like that one before. Maria and Reuben invited friends and family over to be a part of it, so their front yard was packed with people. After the group had finished speaking, the pastors went to each and every person, placed a hand on them and began praying for safety, and thanking God for the work that had been done and the love that had been shown. It was such a moving, incredible morning.
After some much needed beach time, a bunch of us decided it’d be a good idea to pull an all nighter. It really wasn’t a good idea. At all haha.
Okay, it really wasn’t that bad. It was actually pretty fun up until the last hour and a half, where I just wanted to go crawl into a corner and pass out. ;P
But we managed to stay up ( after NUMEROUS pots of coffee ), said goodbye to Calvary, and went to bed for a solid three hours. Yeah. We were a lively bunch yesterday.
But it was good, and we’re all amping up for Broadway to get here tonight!
I’m really excited for another busy week and just loving on a family.
Well, I think that’s all for now. Molly is sitting across from me, begging me to say how amazing she is. So there’s that.