I decided to do my second 90 second day in review today. I did not think this day would make me really think about the value of life so much. All day long I took 1-3 second video clips of what I did throughout the day. We went strawberry picking at this little spot that is run by a cute elderly couple. Then the whole fam went to Starbucks after picking 4 buckets of strawberries. We enjoyed a drink and some time just chatting. What a perfect way to start the day.
Bennett's to say hi. We ended up staying there about an hour or so as well. Great to spend time with friends I don't get to spend a ton of time with.
We went to church and Jeff lead worship and Josh preached and did a great job! Jeff and Kara were commissioned for their trip to Egypt! So excited for them. Please click on his name and buy his first album. Good stuff! Plus, you support their trip to encourage missionaries/international workers as they lead worship for them. I love when Josh gets to preach in big church. He talked about Joshua 3 and how there are major moments that God grabs us as we trust and obey God completely. He ended with a blog entry from Becca (his wife) that talked about their early part of their adoption story and how they trusted God for the finances and how He has been providing. Love that story. God is good, all the time!
We headed home and on the way home a truck pulled into my lane pretty quickly and I swerved and honked my horn and he last minute swerved back. Man! What is up with this day. After catching my breath we kept going home and I fixed dinner (Norwegian waffles...yummm!) and then I went for a run. I hit 5.32 tonight. It felt really great. I have been praying on my runs recently and that was good (for another post soon).
After 2 VERY near moments that could have changed our day and our lives it has caused me to reflect a bit. Part of that reflection is on how precious each moment we have actually is. We have no idea when we will be called Home. None. It could be tomorrow, it could be 70 years from now. What I do know is that I need to live my life in a way that appreciates the life God has given me and do something with it. I don't want to waste my life. I don't want to look back at my life when I am old and have a bunch of, "I wish I had..." That would be awful! So today I say, "God, I am yours! Whatever You want from me; where ever You want me to go; whatever You want me to do; whomever You want me to talk to; I am Yours! Lead me. Guide me. Help me to have faith to step into the waters of uncertainty like the Israelites did when they stepped into the Jordan and You dried up the overflowing river so they could all cross on dry land into the promised land! I want to live like that. Always ready to step into the rushing waters, trusting You the whole way, wherever You lead me!"
Wrapping it up now as we will head to Portland with 9 kids tomorrow! Night.
Oh, sorry the video will have to be posted later. Ran out of time. Haha.