So, the last couple of years have been difficult, to say the least. I’ve had numerous offers from friends and loved ones to help me with different tasks that have needed to be done, offers to listen and pray for me, even help me move. (Which nobody wants to do, yuck!) I have had a go-to phrase during this time as well, “Thanks, but I got this.”
See, overall I’m a pretty laid back, take things in stride kinda person. Okay, maybe “independent” is a little more accurate…until a few weeks ago when a loved one texted that they could help me with something. My response, “Yea, I got this.” Then, in a moment, they responded, “You’re prideful.” Continue reading “I Got This…”
Just like that Christmas sweater I got, I want to exchange my spiritual gift! Yes, I know the 1 Corinthians 12 analogy about the body. Sure, the toe is just as important as the hand and the eye cannot say to the feet “I don’t need you” and therefore all parts of the body are equal and important. So yes, I get that all the spiritual gifts are needed and are a vital part of the church.
But come on! Administration? Really? It’s like the most common of all the gifts. Sort of like having A+ blood. It’s good to donate it and sick people need it, but no one gets all that excited about it when you go into the blood donation center. Why couldn’t I get something a bit flashier? Continue reading “Spiritual Gift Exchange”