Faith At Work: Probably there are very few of you who remember FAW; it has now changed to Lumunos. It was a faith based group of people who got together at "retreats" around the country to encourage and grow in their daily walk with God.
Woke up this morning at 1am with Barnabas snoring and wheezing on the rug beside my bed. Called to her and a few minutes later she joined me, snuggled in real close to my belly and with a few kind kind words went back to sleep and the wheezing had stopped.
After going back to sleep myself, dreamed about some of the wonderful people who had touched my life during those FAW years. Woke up one morning and a lady was on the pay phone and asked me to stay with her while her son went to see if her husband was all right. He called back a few minutes later and her spouse had passed away in the night sitting in his favorite chair. Walked through the grief of the next few minutes together.
The weekends were filled with teaching, but also much small group interaction; reflecting on what had been learned and encouraging one another. Many positive things came out of those groups: Hillside services at Sugarloaf Mountain ski slopes; prison aftercare ministry among them.
All of sudden a light came on in my head: "It is happening all around us: Sunday mornings during coffee hour; the soup kitchen, food pantries and clothes closet; people reaching out to pass on His love all around us." Sometimes we can get so enthralled with the "good old days" we can fail to see the many positive ways God's people are working right here, today.
Am glad for the wake-up call; even though it came at 1am. :)