#431: Christy Giving Me a Ride

My church is offering the course “Perspectives” this winter/spring and you have no idea how badly I wanted to take it! But, I couldn’t figure out a way to get there, and I was so upset about not being able to that I was literally in tears a couple times thinking about it. God worked things out though and my friend Christy has been giving me a ride each week, even though I live out of her way.

I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to take the class, (more on that in a later post) but I am also so grateful that Christy has been able to give me a ride. I’ve enjoyed getting to know her better and we always have great discussions on the way to and from class about what we’re learning. I know our talks have opened my eyes to things I haven’t seen before.

#431: Thank you Lord for Christy and that she’s been able to give me a ride each week to class, so I can take it. Thank you for her willingness and friendship, as well as our conversations in the car that have made the class even more meaningful for me.

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#430: iTunes

I love listening to music on my iPod. I like putting the whole thing on shuffle and being surprised by what comes next. (I’ve gotten some pretty interesting combinations that way) Ever since I got my iPod I’ve gotten the music on it from CDs I already owned, or bought. I liked being able to have a hard copy of the songs so I didn’t just have to listen to them on my iPod.

For Christmas though I bought my very first album on iTunes as a gift for my mom. She doesn’t have an iPod, but there’s a Christmas album that she’s always loved that for some reason has never been released on CD. I bought it and downloaded it onto a CD for her, and that gave me the courage to start buying songs on iTunes. There are several songs I’ve been wanting to get, but didn’t want to get the whole CD. I’m amazed at how cheep it is and easy to download. I still don’t know if I want to get too many full CDs on iTunes, but for individual songs it’s certainly easier and cheeper to get them on iTunes.

#430: Thank you Lord for iTunes and the ease of downloading songs there.

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#429: Vaccinations

I’ve recently had to get a couple of different vaccinations for my upcoming trip, and let me tell you I’ve never liked getting shots! But I know how important they are and I don’t want to get sick. A tetanus booster is one of the ones I had to get, and that’s the one I hate getting the most. But, I’ve heard enough about lockjaw to know I NEVER want to have it! Therefore, I’ll handle the pain and discomfort for now so I don’t have to worry about it later.

#429: Thank you Lord for vaccinations so we don’t have to worry about getting sick.

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#428: Being on the Prayer Team

I’m one of those Christians who’s never been very comfortable with praying out loud. But I know full well how important prayer is in the life of a Christian and the world in general. However, in the past few years my prayer life has really suffered. I still prayed regularly, but it felt like more of a duty, I would go through my list of things I needed to pray for as quickly as possible, so I could move on to the next thing. I would groan inwardly every time there was a group prayer because I knew it would take a long time and I usually wanted to get it over with as quickly as possible. That’s changed though over the past few months.

Last summer I was asked to be on the prayer team for a class being offered this winter/spring at my church. I was a bit surprised and not sure if I wanted to do it, but I prayed about it and agreed. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I said yes! My prayer life has completely changed as a result, I want to pray now more than ever, and I don’t feel like it’s something I have to do. I’ve been able to see and hear about the results of my prayers for the class. I don’t dread group prayer times, but see them as amazing opportunities. In March I missed something I Really wanted to see because of a group prayer time, knowing I would probably miss it if I stayed I didn’t care because I knew how important it was and I later heard about the results of that prayer time. (Now if I can just get comfortable with praying out loud)

#428: Thank you Lord for putting me on the prayer team and all that it’s done in my prayer life! You knew I what I needed to change and gave me the opportunity to. Thank you also for all that my prayers have done in the lives of the students in the class.

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