Many of my pastor friends do a “Sunday Night Dump” which is a blog of random thoughts on their mind from the week. Tried to do that a couple of times here. I love the concept but the phrase Sunday Night Dump is just not me. Today I remember 25 years ago when I went on staff at my first church. A pastor friend said to me: Start a bouquet file asap. I had never heard of that but it is a file where you keep encouraging cards, notes, letters, photos, or anything that can fit, to revisit at times of fatigue, discouragement or wondering why you do what you do. I took that advice and still incorporate this into my life. I have a paper “bouquet file” and also an online one. Because writing is a hobby that energizes me, I thought I would share a bouquet with you from the last week. It is amazing all that can happen in just a 7 day period!
Thank you Jesus for….
1. Person who prayed to receive Jesus into their heart.
2. Youth ministry meeting Wednesday morning.
3. Boys getting to spend time with Jim and Kay.
4. Call from Baptist Church.
6. Hugs from my children.
8. Call from UMC.
9. The Wharf.
11. Rick, Kelly, Anita.
12. Robert & Judy.
13. Julia’s authentic heart for Jesus, His church and children.
14. A bike ride with my son.