Today I was able to go to the house of our newest hired pastor and get to know his wife a little better and also help her unpack the last of her boxes and get her kitchen organized. It was so nice to finally get to visit with her a little and find out who she is and where she comes from. She has an INCREDIBLE story and has interesting things in her life. She has "Conversions Disorder" which is very similar to "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder". It was crazy hearing her life story and everything she has been through. This lady is incredibly strong and can cope with things with such ease compared to, well the majority of the population. I love hearing people's stories, because everyone has them. It really helps give you a perspective on the person.
I am again waiting for church to start since by the time we got done with unpacking it was only two hours until church would start and I didn't feel any need to drive ALL the way back home to simply turn around and drive right back. So we all came over and invaded the church office fridge, gulped down some leftover pizza, and now as I am sitting here blogging, our Director of Ministries popped his head in and invited me to his marriage class tonight instead since I ahve already heard the sermon for the week. He said it is the BEST part of the series and will be really good. So I believe I will walk my happy butt down to his class instead tonight.
Oh and I forgot I finally got to view Darla Weaver's (our Senior Pastor's wife) video testimony for her Acts of Grace ministry. She has an INCREDIBLE ministry to post-abortive and sexually abused women (and soon to be - men) and has helped several hurting women find healing, hope, and restoration. If you know anyone who has either been sexually abused or has had an abortion I strongly recommend checking out her ministry. The bible studies she does with these women always, I mean ALWAYS, results in completely different women (for better!!). Here is her ministry website: http://www.lonestarcowboychurch.org/aog.php
This website is actually our church website but has the Acts of Grace information and contact info. as well. Well have a great Monday night!