Isn't it funny that you can see things all the time but every once and awhile it brings an emotional response. That is what happened to me this morning. I took this out of the fridge.
I then started to cry. No, not because it was almost gone but because it reminded me of someone. Well, not really someone, but 4 someones. Raw cookie dough is a staple at any youth group slumber party. How can you have a slumber party without it? This is really something I've never understood. I don't like raw cookie dough! I prefer hot chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. But anyway, when God brings people to my mind in strange ways I do what I always do. PRAY! My 4 girls were heavily prayed over this morning.
It is things like this that make me think I miss youth ministry. Here is the thing, I don't really miss it. I don't miss teaching lessons, I don't miss leaving my children somewhere every week, I don't miss chaperoning lock ins & I don't miss planning activities. Ok - maybe I miss the last one a little bit. Here is what I really miss - the relationships. I miss knowing what is going on with my "kids" on a weekly basis. I prayed for my girls this morning like I have hundreds of times before. But here is the hard part - I don't know exactly what to pray for anymore. Facebook, email and the occasional visit don't tell the whole story. I don't really know what is going on in their lives.
So if you were once a part of our youth group, we haven't forgotten about you! You are still prayed for and thought about often. If you're in town - stop by we would love to see you! Send us and email or Facebook message. Let us know what is going on in your life !