Monday, October 14, 2013

Madly In Love



In June we went as a family on a Mission Trip to Tennessee.

Before we left, our Pastor prayed that we would all be flexible.
That became our theme for the week.
We tried to fill holes wherever needed.  That meant weeding gardens, participating in various homeless ministries, washing windows, children's ministry, wherever there was an immediate need, we tried to meet it.

Engineer weeding the 2 acre
Journey Home Homeless Shelter Garden
If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that I adore Engineer for numerous reasons.
But I tell you, there is something really special about seeing your husband, the leader of your household, the breadwinner, the strong one; humble himself to meet needs - and people - where they are.

Engineer talking to one of the guests at the Manna House
Homeless Hospitality Center

Whatever was asked of him, he wouldn't say a word; he just got on with it.
And got on with it with excellence.

It didn't matter that it was not something he had a particular knack for (like children's ministry) he got on with it and actually made a friend in a friendless child we came to find out.
That, my darlings, was precious.

The scriptures in Colossians* & Matthew were so tangible when I would look up from whatever I was doing and see Engineer doing for "the least of these" and doing it to the glory of God.

1-4-3 EM!

*Col. 3:23 & Mat. 25:40

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