I love Sundays like the one today. Ryan has been asked to speak about once a month in main service at our church, Mission. I, of course, have heard Ryan speak countless times but I never get tired of hearing what God has put on his heart each week. Recently, I have been sitting in all 5 services when he speaks main stage and I just absolutely love it! I love being by his side, I love that people see me by his side as his companion, and I love that the worship draws me closer to God with each service. You’d think it would sadly get a little monotonous. I mean, 5 services of the same songs and same message?!?! There is just something about being in the midst of community where I feel safe, loved, and valued and worshiping together that can fill my spirit. I must admit, we were both wiped when we got home but we’ve had a fun night of packing for our trip to Ohio tomorrow! I can’t wait to see my family and start this Christmas week. I need the rest, I need my family, I must must must have some cuddles from my nephew, and I can’t forget all the home-cooked meals! To be honest, I’m so ready for 2009 to be over but I’m hoping these last few weeks are filled with reflection on what God has done in our lives, where He has brought us, and where He will take us in the coming year!
What are you looking forward to most this Christmas week? What will you reflect on from this past year and what are your hopes for 2010?