I have a confession and here it is, “I actually don’t like coffee.” I’m a ‘drink coffee with my milk and sugar’ type of girl. Don’t really like the taste of it, and only drink it occasionally or out of necessity.
Caramel latte is my drink of choice, but if we were to have coffee this week, this is what I would probably talk about:
- The dire need for intentional and consistent mentoring and discipleship in the church (and how I’m so excited about what God is doing through our Women’s Mentoring Ministry)
- Parenting and being a mommy (Simply do the best that you can, period.)
- Diversity and racial reconciliation (reading Oneness Embraced Through the Eyes of Tony Evans: A Fresh Look at Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and Justice. I highly recommended for anyone seriously thinking about the challenges of diversity, race, justice, and the church.)
- Justice and preaching the good news (They go hand in hand and God wants us, the church, to lead in the focus on both.)
- Congregational change (Our church is about to go through it and most people don’t like change. It’s going to be a long and challenging process for everyone. I pray for the spirit of unity and peace.)
Besides all of that, it’s too hot in North Carolina (but I prefer the heat to the winter months on any day). We need more rain; our grass is turning brown but I’m not going to water it. Finally, I don’t know why the Hobby Lobby (huge store down the street from my house, think Target meets Michael’s and TJ Maxx) already has Christmas ornaments on their aisles. (Are they kidding me?)
Do you have any innocent confessions? What’s challenging you this summer? And what’s going on in your neck of the woods?
© Natasha S. Robinson 2011
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