This week was pretty uneventful- just work, writing, that kind of thing- and we stayed here this weekend and just relaxed. Here are a couple of the blog-worthy things we did:
Tuesday was my families last night, and we all went to see Les Miserables. It was incredible! It is by far my favorite show, and it gets better every time I see it. The music is so amazing, and Anna and Andrew wanted to kill me because I was singing along to every word the whole time. The cast was so good, the little kids in it were unbelievable, and I absolutely loved it! I’ve been listening to it ever since- Get ready Alexandra, we’re adding the music to our Phantom of the Opera performances.
We had to go straight from work to the show, so we didn't have time to eat dinner. We snuck in KFC and almost got busted. It was so awkward because they kept asking us if we had just gone to McDonalds because they could smell it. Once we got it in we had to eat it in the bathroom as fast as we could. Gross, yes. But if you know me, you know I don't skip meals.
This is for you Emily.
It finally got hot outside, and it was SO nice! It was the first time we’d had really nice weather, so we did a lot outside. We spent a lot of time just sitting in our courtyard reading- we loved it! I got to catch up on Leaving- Ali, I’m on pg. 258, and we really have so much to talk about…We can’t slack on Karen’s Klub just because I’m over here!
Today we woke up and went to the Changing of the Guards. We almost missed it, because they like to shut down every tube line on the weekend, but we made it just in time!
Before they came out.
The gates to Buckingham Palace.
Their march out.
After that Grace Ann and I went to Hillsong Church. It was SO good! They have it in an actual theatre, so it was huge. There were so many people there who were so excited about the Lord. We haven’t seen much church involvement here so far, but it was so good to be around so many people who were so happy to be together worshipping and learning about the Lord. The pastor from the Sidney church was there today, and his sermon was so good. He spoke on Matthew 2:19-23, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. He talked about learning to trust the Lord when he is “generally specific.” He said that when God tells us something that seems general and vague to us, we need to trust without trying to fill in the specifics on our own. He talked about so many people in the Bible who had to act on God’s call without knowing anything about where it would take them. He told us this was tweetworthy- he was quite a humorous guy- “You will never get to where God wants you to go if you don’t go because you don’t know where you’re going.” The point was that listening for God’s voice and following his will requires action, traction, and leads to satisfaction. The whole service was such a blessing!
In the theatre before the service.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.