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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I'm on a roll


Sunday morning the kids and I were in our normal mad dash to make Sunday School on time mode. We are a two car family on Sunday mornings, arriving at church like marathon runners, in hurried and exhausted increments. As I was loading the kids in my car I happened to notice the trees in my front yard, which I never notice. "Ehhhehhhh....we've been rolled." Our students here at F.B.C. frequent us with soaping our yard, C.S.I.ing my car in plastic wrap, and now rolling our trees. I pulled much of the T.P. down before this picture was taken. However, a couple of days after this happened our neighbor and I were out talking in the street and he made a deeply profound comment. I mean it was one of those Splinter, from the Teenage Mutant Ninjah Turtles, observations. He said "ethier someone really hates you, or someone really likes you." The reality hit me the next day that what my neighbor said captures so well what we have as people in a church family. We have people who like us well enough to come out at 2:00 AM and roll our trees with toilet paper. There are lots of people all around you that have no one to "roll their yard." Wouldn't it be great if this week we all found a way to roll someone who no one else would roll. Hey kids, play nice. I'm not advocating rolling yards here. I'm talking about showing practical expressions of love to people God puts in our path everyday, people that maybe no one else will give the time of day. Figure out a way to roll someone wiht love this week. It will be well worth your time and effort.

2 Comments:

  • Jim your are the greatest person I have ever met. You have beautiful soul. Why aren't you famous?

    Jim

    By Blogger Xperiencedude, at 12:22 PM  

  • This is just one of the many reasons I knew you were the right person for the job. Keep up the Great Work. YOU DA MAN!!!

    Win

    By Blogger WinWithWin, at 6:33 PM  

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