Friday, June 15, 2007

I'd hate to disappoint you...

and not post anything today, since I've managed to post something every single day this week.

I keep forgetting to mention that John is preaching at our church on Sunday. I think he preached last year on Father's Day too. Anyway, I'm looking forward to it. He's my favorite preacher.

John called me with a bit of good news one morning this week too. He got a raise. Nice, huh? We can certainly put it to good use. We've been having lunch with J every day this week since I've had to drive to his office to pick the kids up from VBS each day. Let me tell you he has the most beautiful view of Pikes Peak from his office. So far it's the best I've seen in the city. I keep forgetting to take my camera to take a picture for ya.

And for those of you worried about John this week after my post on Monday, just know that I get over my anger pretty quickly and don't hold a grudge. (Personal note to RM: I called J after I posted and told him he could expect to hear from you soon. I'm glad he has you to take up for him and to teach him how to make french toast. I'll be expecting miraculous things when he returns from Santa Fe.)

I finished reading Left to Tell last night. I started it yesterday afternoon and I seriously could NOT put it down until I'd finished. It was a beautiful story of a young woman who survived the Rwandan genocide by hiding in a bathroom for three months with up to 7 other women. It reminded me a little of Corrie Ten Boom and Anne Frank, but this woman's faith was so real and honest and tender and beautiful. The horrors of the genocide which she describes made me weep. It is incredible to me that such atrocities took place less than 15 years ago. It is frightening to me to think that this was happening and the rest of the world was doing nothing.

The church we attend has ties to Rwanda. The bishop whose leadership umbrella we fall under is in Rwanda. Our denomination is AMiA, Anglican Mission in America, and our church is actually a mission plant of Rwanda. Somewhere in my archives there's a post I wrote about AMiA, but you'll have to search...I'm in a hurry this morning. And so this book was particularly informational for me. I think I mentioned that there is a group of 18 going over there this summer. My heart is so stirred by Africa these days. I'm not sure what to think/do about that since I've never felt anything like this before. So I'm just praying and trying to be attentive to what God might be trying to show me. And reading everything I can get my hands on.

Happy Friday!!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I haven't finished the book yet, but I agree with all you've said about it. The description of her brother's murder was especially chilling for me, even though it is almost impossible to say that any one of the gruesome killings is worse than another.