If you happened to glance at the tags on this post, they wouldn’t all make sense. I think most of them are positive words that contradict the “stressed” portion of the post title.
Many good things are happening and it’s leaving me stressed. To the point of weird dreams!
My husband and I celebrated 15 wonderful years of marriage (we’ve only just begun!) yesterday and we are marking the occasion with a vow renewal at our home in just a few days. We host a big party or two each year, and this counts as one of them, so we are quite exited!
For whatever reason, though, my subconscious is driving me batty! I woke up this morning from a dream that only a few invitees showed up – but, as I was trying to figure out why most didn’t show up, I realized in my dream, our event was taking place the wrong day. Why was everything prepared on the wrong day? Why were certain key people there when they know it was the wrong day?
I blame my insecurities. They haunt me every minute of every day. There are so many times in my life I’ve been energized by the notion of doing something fun – just to have no one show up. It’s hard not to take that personally.
While I know for sure there will be many people there with us on our special day, my subconscious will continue to assault me with it’s special brand of torture.
I wish I could destroy it.
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OK, OK, OK! I was no where near dying, but after a decent night sleep after more than 24 hours with your youth group – that’s how I feel!
What a remarkable time – and to think, 112,000 other people were right there along with us around the world. At least 14 countries participated in the 30-Hour Famine this weekend.
As exhausting as it is, and while it’ll take me and my partner in crime in the Christian Ed department at least a week to get our bearings and regroup with the calendar, I can’t wait to see how we can make it even bigger next time.
The goal for me is MORE ADULTS! This is eye-opening, not only for the kids, but for the adults who get swept away in life-taken-for-granted.
Pray for us – we Christian Ed leaders and our group of kids, our church, all the others around the world who voluntarily went hungry for a while to gain some knowledge, and especially for all – past, present, and future – who have suffered hunger and were burdened with not knowing when or if there would ever be a next meal.
This problem is not God’s doing. This is why we NEED God.
Can I get an AMEN? 🙂
Still feeling pretty great, aside from being very tired. Body’s kind of sore from a lot of walking around, standing around, blah, blah, blah.
We had a fantastic time with our service projects today. The first was heading out to a rather busy intersection near the church with our “Honk for Hunger” signs and counted how many cars honked at us…over 200 for the day! Last year it was around 120.
Then we came back to make simple sack lunches. The kids made 27 lunches and we headed downtown to Central Park and handed them ALL out to 27 people who took us up on our offer. We had so many people request we give the lunch to someone who needs one – the kids were discouraged, but soon realized how refreshing that honesty was from complete strangers. We felt that all the people who took lunches truly needed something to eat and were very appreciative. I think we all learned a lesson today.
We just finished up with a bit of downtime. Now for the last game of the famine, some discussion and devotion, praise songs and then we’re off to break our fast (yay!) with some pizza and bowling!
I made it another year…and even more excited for the next 30-Hour Famine!
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We’re almost 9 hours into the famine. No one is really complaining (they didn’t last year), however, we’re down to one cracker every few hours after the special games. We hydrate with about 6 oz of water or juice every few hours, too.
I’m more tired than anything, as I’ve been on the go since 6:30 am. *yawn*
We have our signs prepped for our walk along a pretty busy neighborhood street – we’ll be in two groups and we’ll see which groups gets the most honks! Fun, huh? 😉
I’m looking forward to some shut-eye…I’m quite exhausted.
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This year, my partner in crime (friend and Assistant Director of Christian Education), and I are hosting our second annual 30-Hour Famine at our church.
Last year we had about 8 kids and this year we are expecting about 12!
Our church has done this many times before, but we revived it last year after a year hiatus and we’re so blessed it’s continuing to grow.
I’ll be posting live updates via the church’s Facebook page and will try to share on here, as well. If you’d like to read up on just what the 30-Hour Famine is, visit the World Vision website now.
Stay tuned for more – the fast begins at 2 PM EST, but the fun begins at 6:30 PM EST!
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