GROW. that's the theme of the week for me. i'm sure this surprises none of you, for it's not a whole lot different than every week for me, lately.
the difference is that this week is rooted in the following Truth:
But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:23
that's my booth at Camp Mercy kids camp this week. sigh. hoping that WE are the ones who sow some good seeds...we walked the neighborhoods on saturday around the campsite, and it got my heart into the mission. people need God, people. that's all i'll say about THAT.
anyway, on tap for tonite is the reading of the Parable of the sower, and talking about seeds. i have a little mini parable in a jar that kirsten taught me to make....and lots of plants and seeds to look at and touch. i also have a *ahem* flyer because i am a graphic artist :))) ha.
i've got some other stuff up my sleeve as well. very, very excited and not really too nervous, even though it's our first effort to take church out to the 'hood' at Mercy, or as pastor shel titled it yesterday, to get out of the 'evangelical ghetto.' love that guy.
so to get in shape for today, i helped cass shop for some new plants for her yard on sunday. well, i kind of bossed her around :))) ha. however, we got some excellent purchases. nothing better than plant shopping with somebody else's budget!
then, i came home and started a new little garden of my own. because you know, i don't have enough growing on :)
oh. and a small water garden, too. which has no plants. yet.
Lord, help us to have good weather, and lots of hungry little hearts, and a strength in you and who you are, and excitement and joy and unity and lots of your SPIRIT for the week! woot!