This is a picture I received from a new blogging friend I just "met" this week! I found Valerie from a comment she left on someone else's blog...you know how it happens. I left her a comment, she left me a comment. She sent me an e-mail, I sent her one back. She sent me this picture!
This is a blast from Dirk's and my past. We used to live here, on the top floor, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It was called His House. It was a coffee house that Dirk and I ran clear back (before most of you were born!) in 1976-1977. We had bands and singing groups come in on the weekends and served coffee and soft drinks. Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) was new on the scene. We had upstarts like Gentle Faith, Honeytree, Kelly Willard, and a comic duo, Tom and Tuffy (TNT). It was a happening place and people came from all over. On Monday nights, we had Bible study. We had lunch for the highschoolers on Wednesdays. And Thursday nights was a night of special speakers on hot issues of that time. We were kids, it was ministry, and we loved it.
Dirk was finishing up at OBU, I worked at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The funding for our salary and the running of His House came from many churches in Shawnee.
It was a fun and growing time in our life-before-children. I'd say it was even preparation! Hey, seven kids wasn't much at all after that experience!
What might God be preparing you for now that will affect your life in thirty years? It will come sooner than you think!