Wednesday, January 26, 2005

This day so far...

Is good...woke up a little later and came in at 8 instead of 7:30. I have 3.5 hours to make up for this week since I worked till 8 p.m. on Monday. I'll sleep in a little, thank you very much!

Currently I'm...

~Finding music that I love through my myspace.com site that I hardly use.
Here are 2 sites to check out the music at:
www.myspace.com/akiva
www.myspace.com/florez

~Reading Donald Miller's no-longer-printed book "Prayer and the Art of Volkswagen Maintenance" and loving it. Read it. Totally different kind of book than the sometimes over-talked-about Blue Like Jazz & Searching for God Knows What (even though I love those 2 as well).

~Wondering if this day will be more exciting than listening to the guys talk about the Illinois game constantly (well mostly just my boss)

~Thinking about 2 Cor. 9:6-15, 1 Tim. 6:6-10, since those were the texts from church & Fuel...we're talking about taking back money from the world and reclaiming it for God, and daily it is stretching me.

~Praising God for Sunday night at Fuel still...hundreds of us walked out of the place without shoes on (yes, even on the snow and ice), because we threw them into the back of a truck to be taken to the homeless in Bloomington. I don't tell you this to make you think "wow Mandy, you guys are really sacrificial" or whatever, but I tell you this so you can praise God all the more with us. To see a truckload of shoes that were given up immediately, willfully and from the heart,, recognizing that they belong to God and not to us, was amazing. It's stretching me and challenging me more and more each day. I won't lie...it was hard for me to do. That's unfortunate--it should have been easy!

~Encouraging you to do the same...not necessarily shoes but give something to someone in need. And don't just go looking for things you don't want or use anymore. Feel the freedom that comes from giving up something you LOVE...a favorite pair of shoes or sweater that you're attached to. Remove the strings that are attaching your heart to your things, and even this life. There's so much more...

2 comments:

Lindy said...

How may I get my hands on a copy of this Miller book...that is, without it costing me $29.99 from Amazon...

Mandy said...

Lindy~
I actually checked it out through the LCC library through the Illinet Online thing. I think it came from Greenville's library, because we sure didn't have it here. Now that I'm reading it and loving it more and more, I do want to buy my own, but I don't know if they sell it anywhere anymore. I'm pretty sure it's out of print. I'll keep looking though.