distant mood lately. Not much seems to pique my interest or get me going in another direction. As usual, I’m not sure why or even when this particular mood set in.
The plantation is running smooth as silk, maybe this is the time to turn it over to someone else and look for another challenge. Or perhaps add a product line or two. Hard to say, just have to follow my instincts.
1 still seems to be sluggish, I hope she’s taking her meds as directed. She has another appointment in two weeks, I think this one is for a CAT scan or maybe an echogram. Hero will be coming home in about 8 weeks now, I’m sure that is weighing heavily on her mind.
SU just keeps rolling along. She stays so busy, I could never keep up with her schedule. She’ll be out this weekend for a women’s retreat and then next week she’s headed back to the valley.
She told me last night that my problem is too much Bible study and not enough fun. Perhaps she’s right. Or perhaps the Bible study is forcing me to confront some things that need confronting and I keep refusing to confront them. That was a heck of a sentence.
Seriously, I keep thinking that there is something different that I need to be doing, along the lines of Isaiah 1:17. The problem with doing that is that you get roundly criticized and ostracized by mainstream groups. One of the questions that Blackaby asked in the study yesterday had to do with the effectiveness of churches.
He pointed out that if you ask people that attend church, especially the mega-churches that are becoming so prevalent today how they are doing, they will respond that God is blessing them and they are growing. Actually, what they are pointing to are buildings and programs. But what effect are they having upon their communities?
For instance, I live in the Houston, TX metro area. Crime is out of control, alternative lifestyles rule the day, abortions are a matter of convenience, divorce is greater than 60%, homeless people are abundant, poverty is next to a mansion, etc. How can we possibly say that our churches are effective reflections of Christ?
Anyways, that’s bugging me. And I’m not exactly doing much about it.