Thursday, August 18, 2005

Some Days Are Diamonds

Maybe you've heard the expression: "Some days are diamonds, some days are rust". Yesterday turned into a Diamond Day unexpectedly at our weekly church staff meeting.

Those of you in bloggie-land who have ever had the responsibility of recruiting Sunday School teachers know that it can be a slippery business. You get two and you lose one. Someone moves, someone's schedule changes--you know the drill. Just when you think you have all your teachers in place you're looking for someone else. We thought we had all the classes covered for the new Sunday School year that starts this Sunday when we lost one of the preschool teachers a week ago. Praying and scratching our heads on the CE committee had not yielded any inspiration, so I mentioned the need in staff meeting.

Two hours later I got a call from one of the pastors to say that his wife had been wanting to get more involved with the children and when he mentioned this need to her she stepped up to fill it. Now we are all set--for the moment. Halleluijah!

But that's not all. The Bible in 90 Days classes need TV/DVD players. (There is a short presentation shown each week in the class that puts the previous week's readings in perspective). As I went through the list of when and where each class meets in order to get the moving of the a/v equipment on the custodian's schedule, we all realized that we were coming up short in the TV department.

Not to worry, one of the staff called her husband who runs a warehouse for his company and often has scratched equipment on hand. Not only did he have two 27 inch TV's but he also had the heavy-duty wheeled carts (which, friends, cost more than the TV's). He is donating them to the church. Problem solved.

Yesterday one 10 day old prayer was answered and one prayer that I hadn't had time to pray was answered. It's so easy to overlook the blessings that come to us. I needed to acknowledge that yesterday was a Diamond Day--praise God!


Sophia said...

What a great day! I had a similar experience yesterday - the two youth leaders I needed said YES! to our invitation to serve! Thanks be to God! I didn't know what we were going to do if they said no...

St. Casserole said...

I'm so happy for you and the church! Hooray! Diamond days are just great!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Your day was just awesome! It is so nice when days are just right!!

SpookyRach said...

That's what its all about!