Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm alive... I promise!

An update! But not a long one... just some random thoughts.

- In-service day today here at school. Off on Monday and Tuesday, which is pretty exciting. I'm working the election on Tuesday. People keep laughing at me, saying I'll be working with senior adults. I like senior adults. I'll just be thrilled if I can put together the voting machines (we poll workers do that, you know) and take care of all of the voters. I'd better look over my manual again...
- We wanted to get somewhat out of the bubble, and boy, have we. God has been gracious to answer that prayer. We have made new friends around Old Louisville. I have a friend who is pro-choice and a strong feminist. I have a neighbor who smokes weed. The house next to us is practically a frat house. We are constantly invited to go "tailgating" with another neighbor. Dustin's basketball buddies got in a huge brawl last night; he had to kindly kick them out of the gym since he runs the ministry. Our new Thursday night dinner guest (a basketball buddy) had never heard of Abraham or Moses or taco soup. And the list goes on... it's great for my spinning thoughts. I always knew the world didn't all think and smell and believe just like me. But now we're experiencing it. I have a lot of questions about how to interact. When to be bold and press. When to listen and win trust. How to share the Gospel. I need more love for them. I find myself tempted to be like the pharisee in this story, but I must not. I can't think like that or pray like that. I need love for these people and it doesn't always come easily, to be honest. So, new items for prayer...
- My 14 boys are doing just swell, but another gal is moving, which will bring our population of women to a whopping 5. Crazy!
- It's been really cold for the fall. But that means it's time to make lots of yummy soups, chilis and stews!
- Well, I want to get out of here, so I'm going to wrap this up. More the next time...

HAPPY FRIDAY!

6 comments:

Betsy (Luby) Morrison said...

Hey Jamie! It's Betsy. I haven't read your blog in a while, but I like this post and therefore I comment!

Just be yourself. You don't have to act any differently. JJ and I are so different when it comes to beliefs and values and especially politics, but we don't let that keep us from being "sisters" and she respects me for that. I wouldn't however "press" on anyone too much or really at all. Even though you would like them to know Jesus, I find that some people want to act like they are the adult and the non-believer is the child in the conversation. I might take heat from you or others for typing that, but that is my personal perspective.

Love ya! You know that JJ got married a few weeks ago and lives in Little Rock now, right?

Good luck on working the election, but I don't suspect Kentucky, but maybe Louisville, to have the turnout like in PA or FL. I voted early. I've been an Obama volunteer since May.

email me sometime: betsgoestovenice@email.com

Betsy (luby) Morrison said...

Oops, I forgot to post the link to JJ's engagement dinner in September. This is the link to my photos but you'll find them there.

Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabetsymorrison/page4/ and they continue on page 5.

Laura said...

hey jamie!! sorry i missed your call...out of town visiting my brother. i love you and miss you!

i love senior adults too! ;)

Kristy said...

Jamie!!! Glad to see your post and to chat the other day. Thanks so much for keeping in touch--I know you are crazy busy so I appreciate you taking the time to call! I will pray for you tomorrow at the polls! I bet you meet some fun people. I will pray for you to be salt and light! Much Love!

Erin said...

Loved the post. I can't imagine a world with no Abraham or Moses...or taco soup.
I love you! You make me smile. Praying for you and your new world.

Heather said...

Thanks for the update. Hope the days at the polls went well.