Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend!
My husband Frank and son Michael and I run a Christian Community Theatre for the Arts called Impact Theatre in our town's Town Hall once a month. Frank decided that we should do a dinner theatre - dinner and a whole evening of drama by our in-house troupe, the In Your Face Players. So after months of practice and plans we had it Friday night. Our good friend and troupe member Lou, his fiance Bonnie, his sister Debbie from Ohio and other helpers prepped and made the meal of homemade sauce, rigatoni and garlic bread. We served it free of charge to about 80 very appreciate guests. The whole night went so smoothly and we, as well as the guests, were blessed immensely. Love. We ministered out of love for our savior Jesus Christ and for those that came.
(If you are interested in what Impact Theatre is all about visit here: http://www.impactdrama.com/)
Then Saturday morning I was up bright and early to babysit my 6 year old granddaughter Cassidy. I went to her house, which was a blessing for me because we had 5 hours of one on one grandma, Cassidy time. Love.
Saturday afternoon my daughter Jena, son-in-law Britt and baby Chloe came by to visit. Chloe was wide awake so I took advantage and took some pictures. She is 2 1/2 months old. Love.
This morning at my church, Living Word Assembly of God in Ontario, NY, we had a guest Pastor speak and it was so good. He spoke on 1 Corinthians 13, the Love chapter. You know, love is patient, love is kind....the one you hear at a lot of weddings? He broke it down verse by verse and made it clear that if we do all the things in each verse, like speak all the languages in heaven or on earth, have the gift of prophecy, or faith, and gave everything we had to the poor, but did not have Love in our hearts while doing it all, we have nothing and have done nothing to please God. Then he made us all recite along with him verses 4 - 8 but putting our NAME in instead of Love. Try it! It is quite humbling! I'll start it for you.....
"AnnMarie is patient, AnnMarie is kind. ________does not envy, _______does not boast, ______is not proud. ______is not rude, _______is not self-seeking, ________is not easily angered, ________keeps no record of wrongs. _______does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. __________always protects, __________always trusts, __________always hopes, ______always perseveres.
Wow, do I fall short of everyone of them! So humbling.....how do you feel after putting your name in place of Love?!
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!