While we don't have a church to go to here on Hvar, we still took today as our Sabbath, a day of rest, and "went to church" through You Tube!
At our JV fall conference this past September we had a wonderful man, Dr Michael Reeves, come to speak.
Not only is he a brilliant theologian, but he is one of the most gifted and winsome speakers that I've ever heard. I said back then, and said again today, that listening to him is like what I imagine it was to sit under the great CS Lewis!
We listened to him speak on the "Return of Christ". Oh how rich and delightful to have our attention turned completely to Jesus today as we listened to Michael.
More Sabbath continued this afternoon as I spent it curled up in the chair reading a good book.
"Uncluttered" was written by Courtney Ellis, the daughter of one of our JV A-Team couples (A stands for ambassadors and accelerators for JV!).
Her mom asked if I'd be willing to be on the release team, which means reading it early and writing a review. I didn't have to think twice about that!
What a well written book this is! Motivating, stirring, convicting, and practical. I'm ready to 'unclutter' after reading it today...and I'm not even finished yet!
At the end of this Sabbath, as we sat by the fire and talked, a huge rainstorm blew in. Like HUGE!!!! It was raining harder than I think I've ever seen it here before!
But better yet...there was spectacular thunder and lightening!!
This was taken just seconds after the above photo.
I guess I'm a bit of a storm chaser, as I chose to stand outside as the wind howled and rain poured (at least I was under a solid roof!), holding my phone as still as possible, in hopes of catching a lightening picture. That was the best one I got! Keep in mind that it was 8:30 PM and completely pitch black outside...until the lightening lit of the sky.
All of these things were so refreshing on this Sabbath day! I feel ready to get back to work tomorrow.