Monday, July 1, 2013

Stealing the Preacher

Hello World,
We are starting to get back into the swing of things :)  The house is still a little bit in disarray, but what can one do when you have lived out of your suitcase for two weeks?  Yesterday one of our church pastor's spoke about being a diligent worker.  It was like a light bulb went on for me, even though I'm a stay at home mom I still have a job to do.  I should be giving my all, diligently and with effort.  I love being a mom, but sometimes I forget that these children are my job and God has put them in my life for a purpose.  What an awesome reminder that I need to be diligent and hardworking as a mother.  Has a light bulb popped up for you recently?

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer is about Crockett Archer.  Crockett is on his way to interview for the position of pastor when all of a sudden his train is being robbed and he is kidnapped!  Crockett never imagined God would have a hand in this incident or that good was meant to come out of it.  Always, God's path is the best even when it contains an ex train robber, a sweet red headed lady, and a community in need of their own pastor.

Oh those Archer boys!  It really is a delight to read about these delightful brothers and see how they're doing.  I will say that you can read this book as a stand alone though and not feel like you missed anything.  From the moment you start reading you are thrown into the tale and trust me dear readers you are in for a roller coaster of an adventure.  You'll have a train robbery, a sweet courtship, a stubborn man, and a story that will wrap itself around your heart in no time.  If you want a great read, I highly suggest Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer.

Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Here is the verse that got to me yesterday.  As you can see there really isn't any way of making that look pretty :)  If you're a diligent worker you will be highly regarded and if you are not, labor will be all the more harder.