I’m so excited about the possibilities of a new church for us! I’ve wanted to return to church for a while now, and there doesn’t seem to be many choices in Austin. Then I found out that Austin is one of the most churchless cities in the country! What? Well, after searching for months, we found one that we really like! It’s a non-denominational church about 20 minutes from our house, and they are very casual. By casual, I don’t just mean wear what you have on, although Derrick really likes the fact that the worship group was in sandals! By casual, I mean that they seem so open minded and the atomosphere is very warm and cozy. I guess what I’m trying to say is it feels like home to me. There have been lots of reasons lately that have reminded me that I wasn’t fully living in Christ, and I’m glad to get back on track with my relationship with him.
Now to the other part of my post about the eye opener. I was driving to my dentist appointment on my lunch break, and as usual I’m rushing because I left at the latest I could leave to make it on time. So I get to a light after I exited the freeway, and this man beside me is talking to me. I can’t see him or hear him, so he rolled down the window, and I rolled down mine. He proceeds to beg me to stop driving so closely to other vehicles. No exaggeration, he was really serious about it. He said, “Sweetheart, please stop driving so close. I’m a fireman, and I’m afraid I’ll have to pull you out of a car one day. Please stop driving like that.” I just stared at him like a deer in headlights and then went through the light when it turned green. Wow! He really called me out there, and I wish I would have been able to tell him thank you for pointing that out. Derrick tells me all the time that I drive too close, and I do back off when I think about it. But getting lectured about it by a stranger really hit the mark with me. I am not doing it anymore because I value my life and the lives of others. I’ll be five minutes late or 10 or 20.