Once a week or so Matt will follow me out to the back garden while I'm hanging that day's wash to dry. "You don't have to do this, you know," he says. And I do know. We have a dryer, which is surprisingly efficient in comparison to the loooong whirs of washing cycles.Read More
If you had asked me to do anything in our first few years of ministry, I would’ve answered in the affirmative. I wanted to be used, anywhere and in any way, and I was anxious to send news home of all these needs that had been answered through me.
I didn’t feel called to bulletin making, but I was good at it. A lifetime in traditional church combined with entry-level training in graphic design came to good use on the field. It wasn’t my gifting, but I did it… because I could.
I didn’t feel called to teaching a children’s Sunday school class, but I was a young mom and it was my turn in the rotation at our new young church. It wasn’t my gifting, but I did it… because I felt like I had to.
I didn’t feel called to website administration, but if I didn’t do it, who would? It wasn’t my gifting, but…
I'm sharing at Velvet Ashes today about skills, giftings and saying no to some good things.