#433: Everyone who helped with the surprise party

Last year I was asked to plan a surprise birthday party for Ms Cindy, the director of the Homeschool Harmonizers, and of course I said yes! Harmonizers was such a big part of my life and I knew it would be a lot of fun. Well, Sunday was the party and it was a big success! A ton of people came and she had no idea. I wanted to take some time and thank everyone who helped make the party possible:

-Everyone who knew about the party and kept it quiet. So many people have known about the party for so long we weren’t sure if we could keep it a secret, but we did.
-Everyone who came to the party. We knew no matter what it would be a great reunion and it certainly was.
-Ms Sue for making the delicious cake.
-Beth for driving the shuttle, so everyone didn’t have to walk from where they parked.
-Tamra and David, for taking her out for lunch so we could get everything ready.
-Jen, Josh, Quinn, and Michael for playing the music so we could sing.
-Amanda, Angie, Chloe, Lizzie, Caitlyn, Sam, Matt B, Kai, Amber, Abby and Katie for singing the solos and sounding amazing!
-Kai, Rachel, Tom, Josh, Quinn, Michael, Ryan, Matt M, Matt G, Rebecca, Jimmy, Amanda, Angie, Chloe, Lizzie and Caitlyn for being in the skit.
-Ms Maria for asking me to plan it and helping where she could.
-Jen my partner in crime for planning, it was great working with you again, and I miss talking with you in one way or another every day!

I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone, but these are the people I can remember. Thanks again for all your help and talents for making this special party happen!

#433: Thank you Lord for everyone who helped with the surprise party Sunday, it was such a wonderful time and wouldn’t have been possible without them.

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#432: Perspectives Class

As I mentioned in my last post I’ve been taking the Perspectives class at my church this winter/spring. (Which is part of the reason I haven’t been posting as frequently this year, I haven’t had time!) If you’ve never heard of Perspectives, it’s a class on missions and the Christian worldview, and it will change your life! In my opinion every Christian should take it if they can, because it will completely change how you see the world around you, you’ll see God everywhere, and want to be part of what he is doing.

Tomorrow is our last class and I don’t want it to end! Not that I’m going to miss the work, but God has taught me so much, and I want to keep learning. Each week I feel like a piece of the puzzle fell into place about what God wants me to do with what I’ve learned. I don’t have the full picture yet, but it’s getting there, and I’m excited to see what he has in store for me!

I could probably write multiple posts about what God has taught me through this class, but I won’t, at least for now. For now, I will give you some of the highlights, I could write a lot more, but these are some of the main ones.

-I’ve always thought of missions as reaching people with the gospel, and while the people group they come from matters for the end of time, (Revelation 5:9) in terms of every day missions it’s not a big deal. I now see that it does matter what group they come from.
-The Importance of Self-Sacrifice: If the whole world is to be reached, we need to make some sacrifices, whether or not we go on the mission field for the Great Commission to be accomplished.
-Application of some of the stuff I learned in school. There were a couple of lessons that used some stuff I had learned in some of my college classes and applied them to missions. I had never thought of it in that way!

#432: Thank you Lord for the Perspectives class and all you have taught me through it. I’m so glad I was able to take it and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do next with what I’ve learned!

What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!