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Monday, August 18, 2008

Review

I've been cranky for the past couple of days...not sure what is going on...well maybe I do but we won't go there. On a totally different note, Levi and I are really trying to connect with people and trying to be intentionally relational. I love people and I love being around people. I tend to share hurts though. I guess that's good in some ways. We've connected with some various ministry couples in the last month and seriously, I've sat and listened to four different wives sit on our couch and share their hurts and pains. My heart aches in a way that is overwhelming. I just heard from a great friend of mine that she is going through some of this same pain. It's so hard to deal with that. It's hard not to want to be guarded or become resentful and bitter. Then I think back to what I'm reading in Acts and how those men gave their lives and endured pain for the Kingdom. They gave until it hurt. I think back to Levi's teaching on Sunday about Joseph who was thrown in a pit, sold, sold again, got a job was promoted, lied about, thrown into jail, promoted and then eventually promoted out of jail. God was looking out for Joseph and protected him and Joseph remained faithful even with all the crap he was going through. I'm going to try to be an encourager and a forgiver.

We had a busy weekend. We've had a lot of rain the last couple of days which is awesome. It's also been cooler which is GREAT.

4 comments:

Levi said...

Sweet! I now know at least one person heard the sermon. Ha

B-rad said...

It's my belief that if you have beef with someone and they are your good friend, you should be able to communicate your frustration with them (in a mature and civilized manner) without them feeling attacked and putting up a wall. I'm not sure what you're dealing with, and I may be way off base, but I wanted to share my thought.

HeatherLow said...

B-rad...not sure what I was giving off in my blog. I'm good...I'm just sad that so many of my friends (who are ministry wives) have hurt from church. I totally get that you could be resentful and bitter and so many are...it just makes me sad. That's all I was saying...

If I have issues with somebody, I try to reason out if it's me and I'm being hypersensitive or hyper and if it keeps bugging me, I totally agree with you that you need to go to that person in love and talk it out. I think so much of confrontation is misunderstood and misheard because of the way it's approached. I get really nervous about it but I'm not afraid to do it:)

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