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Preparing for Revival

 
Terry and Bro. Tim Green at last year’s revival meeting. 

We are eagerly counting down the days till our revival begins! We are having Bro.Tim Green  preach for us this coming Sunday – Thursday. The services begin at 7 PM Mon.-Thurs., so if you are in the area, please drop by. We are blessed to have him. His messages are always convicting and we are thankful to call him “friend.”

As I think about preparing for revival, I think in terms of details. Is the house clean? Are the clothes for the seven of us ready for the five nights of church? Menu planned? Groceries bought? Schedule for preparing the food -and serving it hot- made? Yes, I like details. But, there are more details to this than the practical ones. Things like, is my heart ready to receive the Word? Am I prepared to say, “Lord, change me.” Or, will I be thinking, “Lord, help Bro. or Mrs. So-and-So to get this!” Obviously, I don’t really know what others need. But I know what I need. I need to be restored. It’s been….*sigh*… a very long, hard year. I have no idea what the future holds. I need to gain strength and vision so that I can serve the Lord till He takes me home. I don’t want to quit on God, and we are all capable of quitting. I want to be ready for what the Lord has for me. I hope others are equally ready!

As for the practical side of things, here’s the menu thus far:

  • BBQ Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls
  • Roast beef, potatoes & carrots, green beans, rolls
  • Meat Loaf, cornbread, salad, mashed potatoes
  • Lasagna, garlic bread, salad

Desserts:

  • Triple chocolate brownies
  • Apple Dumplins with vanilla ice cream
  • Peanut Butter pie
  • My favorite cupcakes

I’m hoping and praying that nothing goes terribly wrong during the week of cooking and cleaning and child rearing. I’m taking the week off of school to relieve some of the old stress so I can add in some new stress without losing it! haha! One thing I want to be cautious of is turning into a “Martha”. I don’t want to be so cumbered about with working that I miss out on the worshiping! If you think of me, please pray for me. I’m always in need of that.
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