Thursday, September 22, 2011

Catchin Up on Whats Been Happening

Everyone's job has hard things and easy things. Most jobs have good thing and bad things, or things you like about it and things you don't like about it. I love my job and I don't feel like there is any bad part of my job accept when I let too many of the hard things pile up together. So rather than enjoy the challenge I stare at the mountain of work overwhelmed  Well I hope you are not having one of the "mountain staring" days. I've had a few this week but today is not one of them. I'm spending time catching up with an old friend.

At the top of my list of 'great things about my job' is a thing called a Spiritual Retreat Day. We are encouraged to take one day a month to pull away from the normal tasks and spend some time with God. I have been doing that today. What a blessing to read, study and pray without rushing on to the next task. Like many of you I try and spend time with God each day. But if I'm honest some of those days are very rushed. The only way to catch up with a friend about what's going on is to stop, sit down and chat a while. I was reminded today in John 15:14 & 15 that Jesus calls us friends. He goes on to say that we get to know Him and the news from His Father. He want's us to know what He's been up to.

Stop sit down and have a chat with Jesus. He already knows what's going on with you but He'd like to hear you say it...then maybe you'll know what's going on with you. Somehow you'll come away with a little more clarity about what's been happening lately. You think you've been should hear what He's been up to.

Sarah Huxford
SCC Women Pastor

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's the simple things!

I hope I don't sound like a broken record (that's a sound that was made when a black plastic disc with music on it skipped back to the same line over and over...repeating phrases let you know you had a broken record) but it truly is the simple things that mean the most. I will try and use terminology in the future that won't need  such a long explanation, but I'm too excited to think of something else. We had our first Coffee and Conversation at Chick-fil-A this morning and it was such a blessing!
A free cup of coffee and people to talk to while I drank it. I think I could start every Thursday like that. I'm always amazed by the number of topics we women can cover in a short amount of time. Today was no different. Hearing each other's stories took us on quite a trip...from backpacking across Euorup to South Africa, from the Holy Land to Ireland, and a good many states in the USA. I hope you will try and be a part of the next C&C if you are anywhere around Savannah Georgia. We will be dropping in to the Chick-fil-A every second Thursday from 9am to 11am through the end of this year. We may expand the times to include and evening in 2012.
I never told you why I was so excited after C&C today. Everyone that came was younger than me! I love being the Women's Pastor at Savannah Christian Church but if there is one thing I love most about our ministry it's that it is multigenerational. I believe with all of my heart that this is how Jesus wants His church to look. We are going to keep working at getting the news out to women of all ages so we can honor what the Lord has called us to do in Titus 2.
What I saw today were sisters meeting for the first time, realizing they had family even far from home. I saw old friends reunited and catching up on each others lives. I saw tears and laughter. It's the simple things...a friend saying she knows how you feel...a sister's tears that prove she's been where you are...a prayer breathed for hope that He will see you through.
Well I'll close this Thursday Thought with the reminder to take each opportunity to connect with your sisters in the Lord. Next opportunity for this is our Girls night out: Shine Like Stars on September 30th! Visit our website to see pictures from other Girls Night Out events.
I'll look for you.
Sarah Huxford
Women's Pastor SCC 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Too Busy to Think

As I was burning the midnight oil last night trying to come up with a topic for this week's blog, the same phrase kept going through my mind. I'm too busy to think. I realize that is a sad state to be in especially when we've been calling this "Sarah's Thursday Thought".  But there I was Thursday...and truly not one thought in my head.

What a scary way to walk thru life. Too busy to think. I'm sure at least some of you can relate. Some days we get so busy that we probably have too many thoughts in our head and we can't focus on the important ones.

Well as I face my busy Fall with many new and fun things launching in our REAL women's ministry, I am so thankful for a group of leaders that work with me and can 'think' when I'm having trouble in that area. They have been planning and praying for you as we start this season. I hope you will get to know these amazing leaders personally. You might be hearing from them on this blog from time to might hear from them in classrooms or home Bible Studies, but their prayers are for you to get connected with you're SCC sisters.

Enjoy the good things going on in your busy fall. I intend to do better enjoying mine. I love this time of year. Let's take time to keep our mind focused on what's really important. Romans 12:2

Sarah Huxford
SCC Womens Pastor