Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oswego

Tonight, I'm in a hotel room typing for a few minutes before heading to bed. Tomorrow is going to be a long day. We are meeting around 6:00 PM and then going over to the plant here in a Oswego. The plant is closing and the production is moving to Bremen and Lafayette. I'm not going into any more details other than to say that it is frustrating. It is frustrating to know that this closure is dramatically going to affect the lives of some really good, hard-working people. Lately, I've been trying to pray more. This is a major struggle but tonight I guess I'm going to pray for these people and that they can find some sort of peace in this transition.

This evening on the plane, I continued reading Acts 2 (and went back to Acts 1, t00). I have been really intrigued by these chapters. One thing that I have done is just to circle words that stick out to me.

Suddenly
Spirit enabled
Bewilderment
Utterly amazed
Wonders
Perplexed
Drunk
Visions
Dreams
Signs
Miracles
Purpose
Foreknowledge
Freeing
Hope
Life
Joy
Promise
Teaching
Fellowship
Awe
Praising
Enjoying

These words all in some way convey life in the Spirit.

Lately, I have been trying to think less about me, Todd, and trying to think more about others. With this shift in focus, interestingly enough, some of these words are starting to become more "real" in my life after kind of an extended stay in the desert.

Take care,

Todd

1 comment:

justin said...

The frustration you are experiencing is the Holy Spirit, I would say. It is working inside you, moving you, out of love for your brothers & sisters in Oswego.

Lets continue lifting up our friends who are jobless, trying to support themselves and their families, in our thoughts & prayers.