All the Time…God is Good

So, today was the bake auction at church today. This was to help with support of my upcoming mission trip to Mexico.  I was really looking forward to it, but I was also freaking out a bit.  I didn’t know how many people were bringing anything, and so I begged people to bring things. I was expecting three or four people to bring a couple of items.  No…there was a full table of desserts and baked goods for the auction today.  I wasn’t even expecting people to bring desserts, let alone buy all of them.  I was thinking I would make around $100…well, my entire trip was paid for through the wonderful support of those who purchased the delicious baked goods, the magnificent bakers who brought all of the goods, and those who helped clean and everything else that needed to be done.  I was so shocked! It was amazing to see the support from my church family.  I mean, Matthew 17:20 says, “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small aa mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'”  I love to see the faith move through people the way it moves through me! I have learned lately that just a little bit of faith can really do wonders.

Well, I kept it short and sweet today.  You stay faithful the working and wonderful Lord, and I will, too! God bless,

Paige

Romans 10:10-“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

Hipsters, Jesus, and, of course, Pizza

So, today I received my first taste of a, dare I say it, hipster church.  I got to go to Redeemer KC with a few friends from school.  It was so intimidating; I’m so used to 100-150 people, all of whom know my name.  But, once I broke through that weird, emotional barrier every single new person has, I found myself fitting in with these other Christians.  It was, to say the least, a fantastic and eye-opening experience.  I was so used to older (no offense) people who wanted the same hymns every Sunday.  This church broke what I had always thought church was and rearranged my thoughts about it.

Not only was the church itself pretty darn cool, the service was absolutely wonderful.  The preacher spoke on idolatry, and what that really means to Christians.  If you don’t think you have other idols besides God, good for you, but I highly doubt it.  I mean, everyone at some point in their life has chosen something above God…I know I have.  The preacher emphasized how we need to run, flee from idolatry; it is nothing but a call to the evil in this world…idolatry equals death.  When you idolize something more than you adore and worship God, you are switching teams…playing for the enemy.  The service really hit home to me because sometimes I really feel like I idolize things, even minor things, more than I adore the Lord.  If you want to listen to it, you can find it on iTunes, or redeemerkansascity.org.  Seriously, their services are amazing.

I’m just going to add to this that lunch was also amazing…no joke.  After the service, we went to a little pizza shop called dBronx.  They have this unexpectedly delicious pizza that has a zillion different toppings on it.  I am kind of a purist when it comes to pizza, but I had to try this.  It had mushrooms, olives, peppers, pepperoni, etc.  Oh, man…good stuff.  If you’re ever in the downtown KC area, try the Bronx Special pizza..well worth the money.

Well, this is goodbye for today.  Hopefully, you’ll come back tomorrow to find out other little quirks about me.

Psalm 115:1-“Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.”