The Perks

So, I have been thinking again…I realize that a lot of what I write on my blog about being a Pastor’s wife is sarcastic and funny.  Truthfully, a lot of what happens to me is just that, but more often than not, my life is awesome.  I need to be clear about that before more wonderful, well-meaning people try to guide and direct me in the paths of righteousness. 

Really, my life is awesome.  I wouldn’t trade it in for anything.  (except maybe if that other life included household servants that waited on me hand and foot)…see, there’s that sarcasm thing again.  I just can’t seem to get away from it.  But really, I mean REALLY, I am so thankful for the life I have.  I get an insiders view into the everyday happening’s at one of the most amazing churches on the planet.  I’d like to think I have some subliminal influence into what goes into Rob’s sermons…I try at least. 

I get to see people’s lives transformed  before my eyes.  The benefit of staying at one place for 16 years is that you get to see long-term change in people’s lives.  Take Angie for example.  I met her when she was 12.  She gave her life to Jesus, decided she wanted to become a medical missionary, focused like a laser for the next years of her life.  She’s a real doctor now.  People kept calling her when we were walking around the zoo the other day,  asking her all kinds of questions like how to save this person and that person. Angie calmly explained to them what to do and how to do it.  She’s on her way to fulfilling the part of the Great Commission God has called her to.  I am so proud of her I can’t stand it.

I get to be around greatness all the time.  The people and staff of GCC amaze me daily.  They are fully devoted followers of Christ.  They are living every day to know Jesus and make him known. 

My life is awesome.

No sarcasm….it wasn’t that hard. 

4 thoughts on “The Perks

  • August 3, 2008 at 10:11 pm
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    I so enjoy reading your blog your stories about family, church and just everyday life. It’s very clear to me that you are very thankful for everything you have. Sometimes we need to be funny and sarcastic.

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  • August 4, 2008 at 11:07 am
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    I don’t know that I would have even noticed your blog if you didn’t write about the good, the bad, the funny and the sarcastic. I like the fact that you show a family that is living a “real” life for Christ.

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  • August 4, 2008 at 12:03 pm
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    How wonderful to have a ministry that is the result of a life’s work! Your church’s website is so intriguing. Thanks for sharing your heart with us. :))
    Lisa

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  • August 5, 2008 at 9:06 pm
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    Thanks for your kind words. It was so great to see you guys! I can’t put into words the impact you and Rob have had on my life. You are the ones who truly carried me to Jesus and I’ll never be the same because of your faithfulness. It is amazing to see people in their sweet spot doing exactly what God has called them to do. You guys are doing it and there is nothing more beautiful or breathtaking!

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