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so where have i been lately...

I feel like it has been forever since I last wrote anything of substance. That's probably because it is true. Splitting my time between two offices is slowly starting to drive me crazy, but the benefit of that is having our own space. At this point, I spend Monday and Thursday completely out at our other campus (calling them the Central campus and the Eubank campus is my bosses husband's idea and makes it look like we are that much bigger and cooler). Tuesday and Wednesdays are half at the church and half on Eubank or so. I'm also back at the housesitting thing so I'm splitting my time where I live as well. It is absolutely insane.

It is in times like these that I really have to think about slowing down, sometimes I can get so caught up in the craziness of it all that I can forget why I'm here. Lucily I have a couple of loving communities of faith that keep me in check, but I have to say it isn't always easy. Every day I have new challenges and instead of being frustrated and angry I have to remember that ultimately, God is in control of every situation. Even though I'm still seriously stressing about car buying, I know that I have to place that in the hands of God because once again, completely in control. I've found myself thinking of the human condition lately and find it often difficult to understand why we suffer. I think that though is constantly in my mind while working with our families, hearing stories from them about lives that are in desperate need of changing and every time it seems to get a little more difficult. In the end, I know that God is there, and in control of every moment. Most often the way I see God's will in this world is through compassion. The irony here is that without suffering, there would be no opportunity for compassion. Now I am not saying that God wills horrible atrocities into existence so that we might show compassion, but rather that the human condition is such that we create our own problems and God's answer to show us that He cares is that we feel compassion towards others. It breaks my heart when that compassion is not displayed, and instead that human condition once again takes over and produces thing like hatred, greed, and anger. We are not faithful to the teachings of Christ if we lack compassion for others in times of need.

I'm starting to plan fun things for our families, first off is to take them to the balloon fiesta on Thursday morning. Next week I'll start a bible study with them, but first I have to find some resources. Maybe I'll go look for them this afternoon. In other news, it is freezing in my office.
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2 Comments:

hey while you are at the balloon fiesta buy a couple of calendars. a lady at one of our branches gets one every year and her friend that would get them moved and i think it would be fun to have 1 here at home - anyway just let me know how much they are and i will find a way to get you the money plus interest ;)

By Anonymous dad, at 8:10 PM  

You are lucky you are not here right now. You would be raking leaves and pulling on the woolin's

Great job Laura.

John Walker

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:37 PM  

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