Monday Mayhem

September 18, 2006 at 11:03 am 1 comment

Today is back to Monday…in every sense of the word, “Monday”.

I planned for sun and cool, it’s rainy, and wet (so much for a dress and pumps today–trying to look professional to teach a high school student and all.) 

I had to run up a poison ivy infected bank to get cars cleared to get my kids into the building–people were blocking the drive.  Whew. 

I’m in a mood today to “swat flies”.  Enough is enough. 

My student was sick and didn’t come to school.  I didn’t find that out until I’d been at the school for 35 minutes.     

On to the market…in the rain.  Found an umbrella!!!

———–* enough of that nonsense (edit…sorry for the poor writing earlier!)

This weekend,  I was telling people about Christ in some remote parts of the world.  It struck me that the last thing I had on my blog mentioned my husband throwing me on the bed.  I wasn’t going anywhere obscene with it…just a playful moment, but in certain nations of the world…well,…what do you do when your blog doesn’t match up with the customs and practices of the world? 

Should my blog grow more spiritual and serious…or should it stay “real”?  Praying for God to guide me.

Any-hoo.  Ya’ll pray for those in Wyoming, Florida, Nigeria, Malang, Seychelles, RIZAL, the Philipines, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, New Zealand, and Ohio…

All people I emailed with this weekend who have just been saved, want to be discipled, need study materials, have recommitted their lives to Christ, or have spiritual needs. Volunteering for Campus Crusade for Christ’s email hotline has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever committed to do.  Wow.  Real people, seeking– through the internet, waiting to be counseled.  You can commit to do as little as one contact a day in 24 hours.  (I usually end up going up to the max 5-6, which they can increase it if you like.  I just need the balance of a clear cut-off or I’d never get any other work done!)    

Would you consider becoming an email volunteer also?  If so, tell them “Maggie” from magnanimityblog@gmail.com sent you.  I’d sure like some people to share the prayer burden for these people.  If you volunteer, we may set up a blog just to share some prayer needs and success stories. 

All for today…back to swatting flies!

PS:  Celebration Point to Note:  I just added a “missions” category for this post!!!  I was so convicted about my lack of evangelism built into my life all last year.  Now, I have a category with something in it!!!  Praise God!  He heard my prayer!  Thank you, Lord for the opportunity!


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  • 1. diana  |  September 18, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    I’m not eligible to volunteer 😦
    oh well 🙂 God will find a way!
    Bless ya Maggie 🙂
    praying for you!!!
    Love,
    Diana

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MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)

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