I told you I would give an update on how teaching a college class went. Here it is… It went great. The class was small – only three young ladies, but that was okay with me. It made for a very informal and conversational environment. We were talking about some heavy topics in children’s ministry so it was great to have that focused time with them. The awesome thing about being a partner with Jeremy in ministry is that opportunities like this are available to me. Because I do a lot of mentoring and personal meetings with students, I had plenty of real life examples to accompany the chapters in the book we were discussing. I love sharing with young people that I am an ordained Assemblies of God minister. It’s not about being cool, but I hope it inspires them to do the same thing and get credentialed. I’m not just a wife or administrative assistant, I am pastor at the front lines. I always want that to be clear. It was an excellent opportunity to share my passion of pastoral care with these college students. Jeremy and I make a wonderful team and between the two of us, we were never searching for something to say next. The time flew by! I was a little concerned that we would fill it all and it happened effortlessly. God is good. They told us we covered the chapters more thoroughly than any of the other subs had done in the past. We felt good that we have given them some solid things to think about. I’m learning more and more that it’s easy to talk about my own personal experiences. I don’t have to be a brilliant teacher, I just have to share what I’ve learned from walking down this path a little farther along in the journey. I love teaching. So who knows, maybe in a few years down the road this whole college professor things might be something worth pursuing. I’ll need to get my master’s degree first, but honestly, I love school and learning. There are so many options and potential for the future. Teaching this class was a win for me and I’m glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone to do it.
As, I mentioned in my last post, this week has been a very social one for me. Jeremy joked that people are going to think I’m lying when I say that I’m an introvert. Well, I am not lying. I am just a friendly introvert. It’s been so fun to have family in town this week. After our day in Seattle, Jeremy and I drove back home to hang out with his parents and our niece and nephew. Jeremy hadn’t seen the kids yet, so it was a lot of fun to watch him interact with them. He is a wonderful uncle! Yesterday, we drove down south to have dinner with Jeremy’s brother and his wife. We got dressed up and went to a nice restaurant. It was a lot of fun. Nice to do a date night and go all out! Today my friend, Kaly, and her son, Lucas, come over for brunch and to inspect our new floors. It’s fun to have people over to take a peek at the floors. I had fun playing with Lucas on our new area rug. He loves remotes and coasters. The simplest things can be so entertaining. I also had a great time catching up with Kaly since she doesn’t live in the area so we only see each other once a month or so. She was down visiting her parents. I always appreciate when she includes me in her weekend plans!
The busy life just keeps moving onward. Tomorrow Jeremy’s dad is coming over to help Jeremy assemble his new green house. Jeremy is like a kid at Christmas! We’ll have dinner with my parents and sister tomorrow night as well. Monday, I have two meetings down south. One with another children’s pastor and one with an old friend and mentor. I guess the social streak will be 8 days in a row. Not bad for a little introvert.