Thursday, July 21, 2005

Still turning heads

I forgot to tell you all this story. About two months ago, the weather was really beautiful and I was cruising around town in my "drop top" Cabrio, the top dropped.

I was playing Todd Agnew in my CD player and was jammin', I mean jammin' to "Grace Like Rain." I had it cranked and for my standard-issue car stereo, it sounded pretty good.

Waiting at a stop light, a big ole F250 pulls up in the lane next to me, three teenage guys in the cab. I am rocking to this song - singing, drumming, bobbin'. You get the picture.

The driver of the truck pops his head out the window and looks at me, smiling. Then he speaks to his buddies, jerking his thumb my way. I... am still jammin'. I love that song.

Blonde dude looks at me again, grins and backs up the truck. He nods his approval.

My light turns green and off I go, waving at the young men who understand the rockin-out needs of a '70s child.

I mostly thought it was cool that they recognized Todd Agnew and Grace Like Rain. Must be church boys.

Busy day today. Pastor's prayer followed by the Fire Dweller leadership meeting. Then ran errands with Tony and came home for dinner. After that, I couldn't get motivated for much.

But lots of little things are on my plate and I need to get them done. So, the next week will be busy.

Today we decided that I'm speaking at the In The Fire conference. I think I'm going to do one of my practical teachings. You know, how do you do all the things we're exhorting you to do?

So, I'm going to talk about how to organize life so you have time for 1. Prayer and the Word and 2. Achieving goals.

Many people talk to me about writing, but they never set aside time to write. You'll never get published that way. Or, wanting to learn an instrument. You'll never learn if you don't set aside time to practice and play with others.

Growing in God is so much like that. If you don't set aside time to develop a life in God, you never will. Plus, there are keys to going deeper that happen if we just stick to them - basic things. You know, most people really think prayer is boring, and reading the Bible is just about as boring. But! What if you combine the two together? Pray using the Word. Read a chapter, talk to God about it, ask for insight or understanding, or how to apply it to your own life and ta-da, you're praying and reading the Bible!

So, that's my thought for the day.


Heather Diane Tipton said...

I love that song!

Oh, and yeah, thanks for the kick in the butt. LOL

David said...

They were checking you out, Rach!

Angie Poole said...

70s child?????

Dadgum, what kind of moisturizer do you use, girl?

Let me know ASAP because the wrinkles aren't waiting on me to find out, you know.

Sharon Hayes said...

That's my daughter!! :o)