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Sunday, October 24, 2004

when and where God

Today at The Bridge Mr. Rob (his name is Rob Powell, don't ask me why I called him Mr. Rob) was talking about family. It was a really good sermon. I didn't like it at first when he said the Bible rejects family, but he made a good point about it. I think it was just the way he worded it that bugged me. Ask me about the point if you'd like. But I'm not goign to explain it cuz thats not the point of this blog. Why I'm mentioning this service is because they showed a Samaritan's Purse video about Operation Christmas Child. It was a movie showing them giving out the christmas shoeboxes to all these kids right. I'm sure most of you have already seen it. It just made me cry. That's what I want to do with my life. I want to be able to give something to children that makes them so full of joy they can't contain themselves. I don't care or how, God tell me that, I just want to make these kids happy! I don't want to be stuck in smelly Hamilton or small-town Claremont. I can't tell myself that I've been doing nothing so far towards this goal. I spent my summer on my own short term missions venture at good 'ol UAC. It felt so good to provide a place to go for these city kids where they had so much fun they didn't know what to do with themselves. Anyway, to not keep blabbing... seeing the movie this morning encouraged me on my passion in life. Now all I need is God to show me who and where and when.

On a funnier note, we went to Brampton Friday night. How fun was that. Apart from being exhausted we went to the department sized LCBO. This event involved me giving $5 bucks to the wrong thug who then walked past the right thug and acted like he never took his money. Even funnier was when Kimber and I both saw the money I yelled "hey buddy!" while Kimber yelled all innocently, "excuse me sir!" OH Kimber, how I love her. Honestly someone should have videotaped it. Hilarious.

Also, I worked at Zellers yesterday. And you know. Its crazy on a Saturday. Its like people can only shop on a Saturday. Doesn't make sense to me! But it was a good day. Apart from biking to Meadowlands at 8 in the morning in the FREEZING cold it went well. I had a nice fruit salad from the diner for 'brunch'. I even got nice compliments from customers. It makes my day when I have nice customers and I can chat with them. They renew my faith or trust in good people. Unfortunately there were a couple incidents I could do without. Like the lady who called her daughter ( a toddler) 'the Beast' to her older daughter, in front of the toddler. I wanted to smack her. How dare someone call her child a Beast just because the girls is stuck in a grocery cart and is pretty antsy. Argh! Also the three or four screaming babies throughout the day made for an exciting work environment! THank you Lord for giving me extreme patience cuz I was able to get through it. All my customers were complaining but really, did they have to work for 6 hours and sit through at least 3 chidlren screaming for a full 20 minutes while they wait in line? No, they only had to listen to one child for about 10 minutes and then they could leave. Awww, muffin. Suck it up!

Haha, okay I'm done. My family is coming up THursday or Friday to drop my sisters off to stay for a couple nights. I'm awfully excited - I miss them terribly. Also my friend Christina is hopefully coming up the Monday too to stay for a couple nights, how excited am I! You better still come :).

But I should go do work now. Enjoy the perpetual mist fellow residents of Hamilton! Chow.


2 Comments:

  • At October 24, 2004 at 4:17 PM, Blogger Christina said…

    Hey Claire, I know what ya mean about the screaming children. Now don't get me wrong I love kids, just not in stores. lol I think I'm actually coming over with your sisters and leaving on tuesday....yea I think that's my plan although my mom doesn't want me travelling alone.....yeah I don't know how that is going to work. I have to think about that. any catch ya later!

    Rock ON and keep strummin'!!

     
  • At October 25, 2004 at 12:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i loved this entry :) i can totally see you handing out boxes to kids

    and can i say that it's because of YOU that i am so polite. i didn't realize that thugs couldn't be called "sir" i guess it equates with people calling me a lady.

    Interesting.

    this was kimber by the way

     

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