Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby
puppybraille

Worship, baptism and missions... Oh my!

Okay, so the subject line probably needs work, but that's the best I could come up with. I read something about making your blog entries more appealing, and one of the suggestions was to write great headlines/subjects/titles. That's not always my strength, but it's fun to try. As you may have guessed from the subject line, I went to church this morning.

I have to admit, I didn't really want to go. I've been so tired lately, especially knowing that the RSD is trying to spread, I didn't want to push myself. But I woke up at 7:20 when Dad turned on a country-gospel show, so I decided I didn't have an excuse to go. My heart was definitely not in the place I wanted it to be when I walked in that door. The pain was exhausting and even smiling was difficult. Basically, I was feeling like a witch with a b, if you get my drift.

The service was very good. First, the praise team came up and lead us in songs and prayer. I just prayed and was honest about how I felt, trying to give my discouragement to God. Then, the
ASP
team went up and we did the send off thing. I miss those trips, but with Julio, they wouldn't be safe, plus, with RSD, it would be physically difficult to handle the trip. I'll definitely be praying for the group while they're gone, though.

Then, there was a baptism. In the Methodist church, we do infant baptisms. Without getting into the debate over whether that's right or wrong, it is pretty cool when you realize that God loves us before we can even love Him. We can't do anything to save ourselves, and yet He loves us. Then, during offering, there was a song about how we can lose a lot of things, but never lose God's love. Very cool!

The sermon was about worship. It was one of our pastor's better sermons, in my opinion. He talked about what worship is, the command to love God. Then, he pointed out that you didn't see the Israelites complaining about things like worship leaders, etc. Very good points. I have my own thoughts about worship, which I may or may not post to get some feedback on.

Then, I got to see a friend I haven't seen for a little while. Since we're both in college now, it's not exactly as easy to hang out as it was when we were both in youth group. We caught up on life, and he prayed for me. I definitely appreciate friends who, when praying or, don't touch the foot, but instead are gentle and stay away from the most touch sensitive part. It's nice not to have to flinch in the middle of prayer. It means a lot to have friends who care about what's happening in my life. I know that includes people reading this. It's good to know that I'm never alone in this walk with RSD, pain and all of this.

There was a reception for the little one who got baptized today. That was fun, and there was really good food. Then we came home and I started doing stuff on the computer. It's taken me a while to write this entry. My publishing client says I've got over 500 words on this entry. I didn't intend to write such a novel. If you made it to the bottom, congratulations!

I will probably write more as it comes to me. I'll be following convention coverage, so may blog about amendments/resolutions I hear. I will also probably blog more about the medical stuff either tomorrow or Tuesday, depending on how I feel. Since I can't eat up to eight hours before the injection, I may feel pretty sick aftewwords, especially considering it's at two in the afternoon.

Hugs!
Nickie

Tags: college, faith
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