These days life has gotten pretty hectic, or at least more so than before. Even though I am only working three or four days a week, fitting that into my schedule alongside my Chinese classes has meant some adjustments. In addition to that, my brother's wedding is looming on the horizon so showers, bachelorette parties, and other family events have been thrown into the mix, so our life has been busy and will be getting busier: Coming up in September we have weddings on three consecutive weekends. Thank God for the invention of coffee!
The craziness lately has put blogging on the back burner, but I am aiming to keep things current on here. Here are a few snippets of what has been going on 'round here:
1) Work: I have really enjoyed getting back into the working world. My colleagues are very nice, and I am learning so much about the workings of our church. We have some big things coming up (new staff, new ministries starting up) and I am beginning to feel like a part of the church rather than someone who just shows up on Sunday mornings. The position has also been teaching me so much about listening. While the bulk of my work is just forwarding messages and transferring calls, we do get people who call the church just to request prayer or just to talk to someone. This has been very humbling, as I tend to be a "do-er"; sitting and listening is not my forte. It's also been humbling as I learn that I really don't have answers to a lot of questions. I am convinced that I know the One who has all answers, that is not always comforting to someone who is going through great trials. I am learning day by day to lean on God more and to speak less.
2) Travel: Last weekend I went to Kingston for a girls' weekend with some friends. We all lived and studied in Kingston together, so thought it would be fun to revisit some of our old haunts. (White Mountain ice cream was pretty much first on our agenda. If you've never been, you should go...) It was lovely getting caught up with each other, but I was a bit exhausted by the end of the weekend and happy to get home to my hubby. It was also a reminder of how much I have changed in the past ten years since becoming a Christian. As much as I try to be sensitive and not preachy, there are definitely times when my old friends think I'm a bit odd. Oh well!
3) Cats: My poor kitty has been through the ringer lately. I had a few concerns about her health before her recent escape, but they seem to have gotten worse and the vet thinks she has colitis. If you've never had to give pills to an angry tabby twice a day, thank the Good Lord/your lucky stars/anything else you can think of and pray you never have to! There is a scratch on my leg that I swear is two inches long and I fear it won't be the last...