Broken toes and Superbowl
Who watched the Superbowl yesterday? I know I did but couldn't watch the last two quarters of the game because of my toes. I was playing soccer and got three toes on my left foot kicked to the left. Yes they are the same toes I broke when I was in New Zealand a year and a half ago. No I'm not happy but am just thankful its the toes and not the foot. The pinky toe is definitely broken and had to be put back into place. They stuck a needle in my pinky to do it and it hurt really badly. Really hate needles. The toe right next to it is broken as well but not out of joint. Third toe is not broken thank goodness just really sore. Right now it is elevated and iced and that's all I can do besides praying. Not sure how long it's going to heal but am going to the doctors Thursday so hopefully I hear something good even though the toes are really bruised up.
Other than the foot, I'm glad my Giants won. Even though I don't live in NY anymore I'm still a fan. Once a fan always a fan I guess even though my favorite team above the Giants is the Seattle Seahawks. I know they don't play well but I have high hopes for them. I believe they will get better and be the underdogs someday =). Until then they'll just have to work really hard.
Church and fellowship with my small group at church are going well. I think I have mentioned I'm a youth leader at my church. Love it a lot. I recently read a chapter of a book called "Shaping the Spiritual Life of Students" by Richard R. Dunn. Amazing and in depth book about how to reach out to the people you are mentoring in ministry. The chapter was on pacing and how we, the spiritual caregivers, are the "parents" and the student is the "child" and how we need to pace ourselves and see into their world to understand where they are coming from spiritually, emotionally and physically. I love to tell people about God and especially mentoring my girls who are in my small group. I feel though that I am more of a telling person and not a pacer. Something that stuck out to me a lot was this "Pacing builds trust. Trust produces relationship. Relationship conceives spiritual life exchanges". Whereas telling "has as it's initial goals the student assent to an application of Godly advice". "Telling is primarily concerned with the question 'Did I communicate truth?' Leading adds another dimension by asking 'Did I communicate truth meaningfully?' Having paced with an adolecent, the communicator asks not only 'Is what I'm saying true'? but also 'Am I saying the right things for this person's heart?' and 'Will what I'm saying be accurately and meaningfully understood'? I want to be the best I just need to start slow and from there work my way up. Awesome revelation right there =). If you have time, I would recommend reading the book. Lots of good stuff in there.
That's all for now. Please pray for a quick recovery for my toes. Thank you and have a blessed day or night.