I caught an episode of the TV show "Sheldon" this past week. If you have not seen the show, it is a spin off of the "Big Bang Theory". The show focuses on Sheldon Cooper's childhood and I am not an avid viewer, but catch my husband chuckling at the show from time to time. It is almost as fun for me to watch him watch the show, than actually watching it myself.
This particular night's episode was about when Sheldon's mother received a job offer to work in the administrative office at her church. She was beaming with excitement, her arms flailed about and her mouth moved a hundred miles per hour telling her husband about all the duties she would be taking on. I could not help to sit grinning, listening to her go on and on. Watching her eyes light up and sprightly going over all the details of the tasks at hand, I could absolutely feel what she felt. Many similarities hit me, not just that I currently work with a church, but her tireless excitement. I have always felt this way about design, and knew it was my calling from the start. That kind of certainty, in an (at times) uncertain world......oh what a blessing!
My bible study is reading a book called "The Church of Small Things" by Melanie Shankle. It talks about the millions of small pieces that make up this big, beautiful life of ours. Walking through the day-to-day, the routine or mundane duties may not always seem like it is adding up to make much of a difference. The same "God Energy" felt previously, may even feel like it is running dry. At the end of the day, it is finding a big God in all those little moments. When God pours into us, the energy bubbles up from within and it is almost impossible to contain it.
My role here at Mason UMC over the past several years has allowed me to catch a good glimpse at that "God Energy" at work. Collecting images to help tell your stories through publications such as The Quarterly, attending spirited staff meetings and dynamic brainstorming sessions have all continued to spell out the story of Mason UMC. I have been blessed to learn from each ministry leader over the years and have been honored enough to help tell your story; the story that God is pouring into each of you. What an impact you are making, not only in your community, but around the world!
During this Lenten time of reflection and renewal, may God fuel you with your purpose, breathe life into your passions and give you strength to keep spreading His light.
All my best......Kami