We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Prayer and Action 2009

This is my post for the week.

No Way Back Wednesday, no Food on Friday. Nothing in between. How will you live? You'll be fine. You can do anything for 5 days. Just keep repeating that over and over.

I am taking 9 teenagers on a Prayer and Action Mission trip for our parish. We leave today at 4 and will return on Friday afternoon. It's not far from home and the twins are 2 of the 9 teenagers.

See the joy they are expressing at leaving home to sleep in a church and paint houses? And basically, we disconnect from the world for 5 days. No electronic devices, ipods, phones, tv, computer/internet......you get the picture. This is a good week for me. I can do anything for 5 days.....I can do anything for 5 days.....

This is our second year for the mission trip. Last year was wonderful experience....that I hope repeats itself this year. I came home refreshed and with renewed faith in the world. 60 teenagers working together, sharing their faith and bonding as a group can do that to a person....

Feel the joy being expressed by these two? Nuts--both of them. They get to stay home and do all the work. Oh, and they get to do FamFit by themselves. Poor, poor College Girl. I wish her hamstrings well.

I can't promise a post when I get home on Friday. I...um...volunteered to make sloppy joes for our home swim meet on Saturday. I volunteered to help out my good friend, Jen, who was a little freaked out about running the concession stand. Yep, I will be welcomed home by 40 pounds of beef that needs to be fried, 4 giant cans of ketchup, 4 pounds of brown sugar, onions and worcestershire sauce.

I might be back in blogland on Sunday.

And, um, well, I must confess that I still haven't started reading that book club book that I need to have read by Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. So who knows when I will be back.....

Have a great week, loyal readers....I will miss you and send prayers your way.


Anonymous said...

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Hays Family 5 said...

I can write back or you can email me at khays41@gmail.com.

Kelli Hays

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17