Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feeling so loved

This morning was so amazingly cold! You can see that the thermometer in my car said it was -6 degrees F at 9:30am, but the wind chill was more like -25 degrees! Allen County schools were actually closed for the cold weather. But Hannah and I bundled up really good - coats, scarves wrapped up to our noses, mittens and warm shoes - to go out to meet up with a friend at Panera Bread for bagels and hot drinks... which was totally worth braving the negative temperatures! 

In the car, we were listening to and singing loudly one of our favorite praise songs, "Oh, how He loves us!" Especially at this time of year, it is so good for two single girls like us to remember this wonderful truth, that we are loved by God. With cold fingers and warm hearts, we returned home and found a package for me - a pile of valentines from my dear teenagers back home at TCF - Wow, that completely filled my love tank for the day! Thank you to all of you kids for such a special gift!

... I feel so loved...!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Zo church - What a mighty God!

Today Pam, Hannah, Kelsey and I went to Chin-Zo church. It was beautiful - so full of music and testimonies by individuals and small groups. The children's Sunday school group was my favorite: Kelsey and I gave testimonies and sang too! Most of the time we didn't know what they were saying, but we gave a hearty "Amen!" to every one of their "Hallelujah!"s. And for the sake of the "Americans" in the crowd, they all said together, "Jesus loves you and I love you!" They really honored and blessed us for being there, and I think we were all honored and blessed to be there too. They asked us all to come back, so I think we're going to plan to go once a month. I think it's very good for us to worship together, and it makes me so happy to know that no matter what language we are speaking, we are worshipping and serving the same mighty God!