The following is part of a letter I wrote to my husband while he was deployed. While he’s away I do my best to write naturally about our day-to-day happening. In this particular letter I wrote about my first visit to Catalyst Church. The mushy parts have been edited out of consideration to you, the reader. ;)
Our children and I had just returned to FL after a wonderful and busy December visiting with family in IL. We had endured long drives through bad weather to and fro and fought a nasty sickness that caused Joy and I to spend three days, including New Year’s Eve, in the hospital. At the end of our stay in IL I was ready for a fresh start to the New Year, a fresh season of our lives in FL. Praise God for changing seasons and the disasters in life that lead us closer to Him!
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”
Letter written on Jan. 11, 2015
Broken glass - Answer to a four-year prayer
As part of our bedtime prayer last night I included, “God, guide us tomorrow on the path you’d like us to be on”. Sunday mornings always bring extra stress as the enemy tries to crush our Joy and keep us from meeting with Christians.
Before I went to bed I had enjoyed some Earl Gray tea as I made some online purchases for water and milk kefir. I watched an episode of “Big Bang Theory”, followed by a randomly selected BBC show, “Rosemary and Thyme”. I went to bed at 2300. I was wide-awake so decided to check out some local churches online. A local radio station has a church finder link they’ve mentioned on the radio.
Following the links, I listened to a few sermons from local non-denominational pastors. One in particular had me cracking up with his overuse of the phrase, “Ya know man?”. He presented a good message, but I was distracted. However hard I tried to concentrate on the Spirit of his message, I envisioned my husband snickering and giving me sideways glances as he counted the number of times the phrase was spoken.