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Gratitude and Frustration

On Tuesday night, we started our move into the new building. We have packed up offices and boxed everything up. Last night we had around 20 people help with the move into the new building. It is a culmination of all the hard work of so many people and the dreams of this congregation to finally have our own place as a great tool to do our ministry. God has been faithful and led us through so many obstacles that we thought would derail the project. It is an exciting time, and I find myself grateful for the journey and all that God has provided along the way.

And, of course, I don’t know where anything is. Last night after we moved everything, I took the truck back to Love Inc that we borrowed for the move. They told me to lock the key in the truck because they could get another key later. So I shut the key in the truck, and right after I did that, I realized I had locked my phone in the truck too. No one was going to be at the Love Inc office until late morning. I can’t tell you how many times I have thought this morning; I need to call them, I need to text him, I need to email that person. And I can’t do any of that because my phone is locked into the Love Inc. van.

Then I’m in my old office and need an envelope, a thank you note or a file for my message and every time I reach for one of those things I realized they're packed in one of the many boxes that are now at our new building. So in the midst of feeling grateful, I also feel this low-level frustration that things are taking a lot longer than usual! But I can live with these minor inconveniences, knowing that God has been faithful in our past and will be in the future as well. For that, I’m grateful!

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