Man this weekend flew by! But I had such a great time. Friday after work David and I went and played a round of golf at Silverhorn Golf Course. It was the perfect day!
David has a friend that plays at different places around the city and was playing Friday night at Nonna’s. So after we played golf we went down there and listend to him play.
Saturday we went downtown to watch the OU Sooners play in the Big 12 Tournament against the Missouri Tigers. It made me realized JUST how much I love baseball. However, in all my years of watching baseball, I have never EVER had a fly ball hit to me…or HIT me. Yes, it hit me. We were sitting on the 1st base line and a foul ball was hit right at us. David stood up in front of me to try to protect me but it hit my seat and hit me in the calf. It hurt so bad but man it was exciting.
After the game we decided to walk around downtown for a while. We headed to a parking garage and got up on the top level. As we were taking pictures we could see a storm coming in. In a matter of minutes it was pouring and hailing. We were quite a ways from our car so we had fun trying to get back to our car and stay dry.
Monday we went and played golf at River Bend Golf Course in Chickasha. We played 27 holes. It was beautiful out there!
This squirrel looked at me RIGHT as I took the picture…got a pretty good laugh out of that.
Nothing beats a sunset on the golf course!
Last night David and I went ring shopping and I found THE ring. We have looked at a ton and I had found some I liked but as soon as I saw this one I loved it. It was so much fun picking it out too.
We went to a wholesaler and got to look at loose diamonds. I had never seen a diamond like that. We got to look at it through those magnifying glasses they use. And I got to see the GI number on it. I also got to pick out what diamond mounting I want…and it was so much cheaper than what we’ve looked at.
I’m not going to tell you what it looks like but will post pictures once he proposes…looking forward to it!
…the Domino Necklace. Check them out and let me know what you think at Swanky Panky Designs. Here are a few of the necklaces.
I don’t know how this got started but in the last couple of years I’ve noticed that everything has to be set on an even number. When I’m in my car the volume must be set on an even number. If it’s on 10 you only have 2 options…go up 2 times or down 2 times. The temperature in the car must be set on an even number. At home, the TV volume must be on an even number. The volume on my radios in the house have to be set on an even number. The only variance to this is when I get gas. The dollar amount has to end on a zero or five. I know…WEIRD!
Do you have any weird quirks?
Friday and Saturday was our Spring Crash with the Switch students. It was a blast! It started Friday evening at Inner City Church where we ate dinner then heard Nick speak. After Nick spoke we broke into our switchgroups. I had 6 girls there…perfect size for a small group. We had the most amazing switchgroup. When Nick spoke he went through some scripture- verse by verse and my girls really got a lot out of it. So we continued on with discussing the scripture. We talked about an hour and towards the end the girls really opened up about what’s going on in their lives and we were all teary-eyed. I was so proud of them. The ones who had gone through similiar situations offered up advice and what helped them. They also said they have a strong desire to spend (more) time in the Word so I asked them what I could do to keep them accountable. So this week I’ve started texting them with some verses to read and I ask them questions about it. It’s even helped ME out. Saturday we got up and it was pretty nasty outside. We were supposed to canvas the neighborhood by the church and invite people to the block party that was going on from 11:30-1:30. My girls did awesome. They put their ponchos on and were ready. I felt like a proud parent. At the block party, we passed out hotdogs and played with the kids. It was really good. I love doing missions with my girls and I love seeing their passion for serving growing. Here are a few pictures from this weekend.
All the mid high girls
The best Switch girls EVER!
Nick bringing it
Canvassing the neighborhood
One of my girls painting faces
There are times, when in student ministry, that I question whether or not I REALLY am making a difference in these girls’ lives. It’s weekends like this last one that makes me say definitely so. I can’t imagine doing life with any other girls or doing anything other than this.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to have faith like a child. There are several verses in the Bible that tell us to be like children. Here are a couple of my favorites:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Luke 18:17
“Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:4
I was reading In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson (which I highly recommend) last night and came across a section about this. A study was done which I thought captured the essence of what it means to be like a little child. A man went into classrooms and would ask the kids, “How many artists are there in the room?” In the first grade, the entire class waved their arms like maniacs. Every child believed they were an artist. In the second grade, about 1/2 the kids raised their hands. In the third grade he’d get about 10 out of every 30 kids. And by the time he got to sixth grade, only 1 or 2 kids would raise their hands.
As children, they believe in everything they do and that they are the best. Their potential and imaginations are unlimited. When you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up they say things like an astronaut, a princess, famous…they see no limits. As a child, I always said I was going to work at Long John Silvers…glad I got over THAT quickly. As we grow older, though, we realize there are limits. We stop pursuing things because of what others will think or because we may fail or because it seems impossible. In doing this, we put limits on God and what He can do.
I read a definition of childlike faith to be a faith that may be clouded by some unanswerable questions. How can Santa deliver presents to every child in one night? It’s impossible but they still believe. A person with childlike faith believes that God has the power to do anything. They admit unbelief but still believe. They watch as God does the impossible. God, give me faith like a child!
Why is it so easy for us to put limits on God causing our faith to diminsh? Any thoughts on what a childlike faith means?