Monday, July 16, 2007

Today, I rest, read, pray

Grandma Fausnaugh, 93, Knoxville, July 2007

Today is a Rachel Day. Yeah, don't bust my chops, every day is NOT Rachel day.

Today I'm resting. Reading. Praying. Not working. Though I must confess, two new story ideas are running around in my head.

Saturday night we concluded our anual In The Fire conference. It's a steady, building, encouraging conference. More intercession and worship centered than ministry centered.

Then I came home, tidied up Sweet Caroline until 2:30 a.m. and sent it off to Leslie. :) When Tony woke me up for church, I wined like a second grader, "I don't want to go to church."

"You're leading worship."

"So, what's one Sunday without it? We are so in a rut!"

"Rachel, get up."


Yet, God met us. He's so gracious. Very present. I did "I Surrender All" as the last song, and later a couple of twenty-somethings told me how much that song blessed them. They just sighed and fell into Him.

I expect a comment like that from 40-plus-somethings, so how refreshing to hear from 20-somethings.

Came home from church, crashed for a few hours, then went to Matt and Jodi's to play Euchre. We gabbed so much we hard paid attention to the game! But, hey, girls rule. (Hi-five, Jodi.)

Pal's been acting weird lately. We're not sure if he's sick or sad or what, so we took him to Matt and Jodi's with us. (Note to self: vaccum car.) He seems better today. We've been so busy and I was gone for over a week, I think Pal's routine got messed up.

Tomorrow, notes from the Donald Maass worship I attended Friday last.

Mom and nephew, Asa, Knoxville, July 2007


Kristy Dykes said...

I'm re-reading Donald Maas' breakout novel book right now. He has some good things to say. I'll be interested to see your take on his seminar.
Kristy Dykes

Elizabeth said...

We also sang "I Surrender All" at my church this Sunday. And it was much the same way. A really sweet release.

Lynette Sowell said...

Ohhhh, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Sometimes, huh?

Sounds like a great conference...both of them!! :) ~

Deena said...

Rachel, I just wanted to pop in and say thank you for writing high quality Christian fiction that blesses my heart. I love your stories, and I love you too.

Georgiana D said...

Are you a night owl too? Our church meets at night, thankfully! Excited to see your DM notes!