Lack of zzz’s

August 11th, 2006

Lora_Said

This week we had the most people here since Mike and I arrived. They were a very outgoing and energetic group of… almost eighty people. Add to that lack of sleep, and also that I didn’t get a weekend last week, and also that every free moment was spent reading and studying for my Vineyard Leadership Institute midterms and you can get a picture of how bright and sunny this week has been for me. I took my test this morning, and haven’t spoken much besides a few grunts since then.

The last thirty people will leave tonight, so the staff will have both Saturday and Sunday off. So… if I haven’t posted or called as of late… that’s why.

It’s interesting to me how on these most crappy of weeks that God usually shows up in a significant way. Probably because I’m the most undone and willing to listen to whatever he has to say. Last night Phil had the Mercy Response staff listen to a CD called “I AM” that had music and a narrator reading 365 different names and attributes of God. It’s funny how a week of non-stop studying the deeper nuances of Systematic Theology and it’s a 30 minute CD that leaves me utterly undone and in tears. I suppose it’s because the facts of God and the person of God can seem so utterly distanced from one another at times and last night… I was just able to look into the face of God and see his kindness and strength and compassion and enormity and ferocity clearly once again…

Tonight I think we’re going out for coffee and music at a place called PJ’s. I think I need some brain numbing fun. 😉

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  • 1. Melissa  |  August 11th, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    It sounds like you need some brain numbing. You and Mike are always in our prayers. And there hasn’t been a meeting of KinshipX since you guys left that Dave had not reminded everyone of you guys.
    Love in Christ,
    Melissa

  • 2. David Renner  |  August 17th, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Seeing your title this morning makes me say, “Amen” in agreement – nothing is quite so fun as sleep deprivation. Oh well, maybe that will inspire me to take a nap instead of lunch……that’s only five hours away. :-)

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