Our crazy morning really started with a crazy night last night. We had our first small group last night after being off for our "summer break". It was great to catch up with everyone once again. It was SO good to see the Henson's there and get to hold Baby Caleb. What a miracle. He's so tiny still, but just absolutely precious. He is almost 4 months old and up to 8 lbs now. Terri showed me his scar from his open heart surgery at 4 weeks old - it is just a miracle that he was there with us last night. Amazing. Anyways, the kids had a ball playing in the backyard, and we had a new family visit with us last night as well. Much to Josiah's elation, it was one of his friends from school! It was quite fun to see them playing together so happily!
This morning was FULL! Along with the tired kids (and mommy), I have Carter today as normal, but was also getting ready for the first morning of biblestudy for the Fall. And since I'm in charge of coordinating all of the Biblestudies for Women's Ministry, I was trying to make sure everything was ready for all the classes. I definitely could have used another hour this morning (which I would have had if I had gotten up at 5:30 to run this morning like I was supposed to, but pushed snooze instead). Anyways, we got Josiah to school and got all the biblestudy classes set up. After dropping off the little kids in THEIR childcare classes, the fun begins for me! I so look forward to this time on Wednesday mornings. I absolutely love the fellowship with these other women - some of whom I only see at biblestudy - from all different stages of life. We always gain so much wisdom and understanding from them. We are doing Beth Moore's study called Living Beyond Yourself - it's a study on the Fruits of the Spirit. I love Beth Moore - she is absolutely hilarious and absolutely draws you in. But much more than that is her ability to make Scripture come alive. I love that her biblestudies are really that - studies of the Bible. Not just a feel good book, or some author's opinion. But an actually study of the Word of God.
So this morning ended up being fabulous. Very busy. Very tiring. But I got to see the faces of 37 women that are excited to roll up their sleeves and dig into the Scriptures with me over the next 10 weeks. I got excited learning the sign language to Galations 5:22-23. I got excited to see new faces of women that have just moved here and are getting plugged in. I'm excited to see how to better LIVE in the Spirit so that God can not only change my life, but change my DAY. because He's that kind of God!!!