Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sabbath

It's gonna be a busy day tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it's not the way God intended Sabbath to be. Three worship services. When will I rest? Guess it's good I got some rest in today. Even though it will be busy tomorrow, I am excited to lead worship again. Not sure what the crowd at Evergreen Ministries will be like, but I'm praying that God does something amazing tomorrow as we come together to sing and let the Word of God change us. Should be a good time.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sleepless Night

For those of you who know me, you know that I sleep well...anywhere, any time. I'm pretty certain it's a spiritual gift. I have taken amazing naps on airport floors. I've slept through some of the worst thunderstorms. It is very difficult to wake me from my slumber when I am out, and about 2 minutes and 37 seconds after my head hits the pillow, I'm usually asleep. There are a few things that have kept me awake over the years though.

Some of these things have been, in no particular order:
- a girlfriend that I had off and on for a long while through high school and college
- my grandpa (on my dad's side) when he came to visit in middle school (loudest snorer I've ever heard...shhhh...if you turn your ear towards Arkansas, I'm pretty sure you can hear him now)
- the night Heidi and I first kissed
- the night before I proposed to Heidi
- one of the times I lost my job (it was the second time I lost my job...the first and third times weren't as bad)

Last night I tossed and turned most of the night. Heidi was visiting her brother and his family, so it was weird not having her in bed with me. And then my mind started racing about the coming kid...and I was excited. So much so that I couldn't sleep. Then my mind turned to the fact that I really miss leading worship...I haven't done it much since November. So today I get a random call out of the blue and it turns out that this coming Sunday I will be leading worship at Evergreen Ministries in Hudsonville. This is where some might say, "The Lord works in mysterious ways." But I don't think there's really anything mysterious about this move. God knows I want to lead people to worship him, and he's opening up doors for me to do that. I think I'll sleep good tonight.