Teresa is also going through a class at church called SHAPE. The basic premise is that God has uniquely created each of us, and in order to understand where and how we fit into the body of believers, we need to understand our unique shape. This includes our
S: Spiritual gifts
H: heart or desires
A: Abilities or accomplishments
I feel that earlier in life I had a better grasp on what God was calling me to and how I was to function. But as I have entered motherhood, these ideas have become scrambled! There are basic traits that make being a stay-at-home mom a bit easier… like having the spiritual gift of compassion, an ability to organize, and a personality that prefers routine. I have none of these! That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but simply the way I am shaped. So for this period in my life I have to strive a little harder to make motherhood enjoyable. On the flip side, my spiritual gifts are discernment, knowledge, and teaching. The prayer is that we can pinpoint a primary ministry opportunity that fits us like a glove, and a secondary one that we do because we have a servant’s heart. What a great class!! Stepping back and taking a look at God’s creative talents in ourselves is amazing! I highly recommend every believer to take the time to recognize the way our maker has shaped us.
Below are some recent pics from a visit with Madison. We had the chance to go to the Denver Aquarium, but unfortunately we did not bring our camera. We are hoping to get some pics from Tracy to post!