Today at work, I hit another time warp thing where the day seemed to slow to a crawl and I was supremely bored. SO...I pulled out my cell phone and did a little shotgun text messaging. I sent out a message that read something like the following, " I'm bored. Send me a message!" to about five different people. I got several replies and it did a great deal to brighten up my day. So thankyou, you folks who know who you are. ( Wesley, are you still on some sort of vacation?) And then Brad told me later that some people have to PAY for text messages. And I felt bad. I am deeply sorry. So THANKYOU EVEN MORE if you had to pay extra to send me a message.
It fills my heart with joy when I hear the little pling-pling noise that the cell phone makes when you get a text message. If anyone wants to send me random text messages during the day, and overflow my heart with happiness, you are more than welcome. If you don't have it, you can email me ( or Brad, since I don't have my email address posted on the blog) to get my cell number.
On a different note, I have been having some interesting conversations with people at work concerning spiritual things. I brought in a copy of "Mere Christianity" to loan to a guy who seems to be aaaaalmost on the right track. He talks about how being in communion with the Holy Spirit is the only way to live and he reads his Bible and tries to be like Jesus every day...but he thinks that Jesus is simply the most "enlightened" person ever and that there is really no such thing as evil. Okaaaaay...So like I said, we've had some interesting discussions. Me! The person who hates debating! I've had discussions!
It's easy to get discouraged when people seem so mixed up in their thinking but I have to remember that nobody is so confused that they are beyond God's ability to reach them.
This guy gets along really well with the girl sitting next to him but when she is there, he doesn't talk much about spiritual things because, as he said to me the other day, "She's not open minded, like you are." Huh. I never thought anyone would call ME open minded. I wonder if I should be insulted. :) Hee hee hee. ( You know, the whole gleeful aspect of a hee hee hee is totally negated when you just put a plain old period after it. To be truly "hee-hee-hee"ing, one must put an exclamation point or "..." afterwards. And by the way- what is the technical term for "..." Anybody know? Andrea?)
It's so hard to know how to say, "You're wrong" in a nice way, especially with my non-confrontational personality. But the Holy Spirit really has been helping me. I'm not just saying that because it sounds pious and nice; He has given me an amazing ability to relax and say stuff that I normally wouldn't think of on the spot- to be kind and yet not a dish-rag. It's incredible how years of being steeped in the Bible suddenly pays off in unexpected ways. But anyway- this guy says he wants to read the whole thing ( "Mere Christianity") tonight.
And then there's a girl who's very definitely a Christian and she and I had a really great talk today. It's so refreshingly odd ( or oddly refreshing?) to have an open conversation in an office and be talking about the Holy Spirit, prayer, faith, and Jesus' return. It boggles my stiff Yankee mind.