Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Yay, I was mentioned in someone's blog I don't even know!

Pray for someone to love you properly. Scott loves Lori properly. And that, my friends, is great. Great like Frosted Flakes.

Yay person I guess is named Sarah.

In other news, in case you didn't catch this in the last post-- I'm going to Scotland in a month!! It was my first time to ever be spontaneous, and it nearly backfired in so many ways. But God is good, He worked them all out for me. And then sternly told me to never be spontaneous again. I said ok.

And in final news, I picked up a hitchhiker tonight. I know, I know, before you chastise me for doing something so stupid, allow me to tell you the story. Sunday, Dick (my pastor) was talking about generous giving, and he said God didn't ask us to just give of our money generously and cheerfully but other things as well. Like time and resources, etc. He made the comment that if you feel like you should do something but don't know if its God telling you to do it or not, to fall on the side of generosity and "fail God in that way rather than being too stingy" or something. So as I was putting my groceries in my trunk I saw a woman with a bag of groceries with her thumb out. So many times I've thought of helping people like that but I never do out of fear. (And I don't think that's a bad thing.) But I felt good about this woman and I remembered what Dick said about being overly generous if you're not sure which way to go. So I shouted to her and asked where she was going. She came to my car and told me. It was actually pretty close to where I was going. So I gave her a lift. I wondered if it was an opportunity to share Christ with her but I think there's a lot of truth to the phrase "Share Christ with everyone you meet. And if it's necessary, use words." So I just let the conversation flow. I always listen to hymns in my car so that played in the background as we discussed how to find a carton of eggs with no broken ones and what great deals Kohl's has if you go at the right time. I dropped her off feeling extremely happy to have helped her. I want to help people more often. But don't worry, Scott, I won't go picking up every hitchhiker I come across. At least not when the penitentury is a mile away.

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