Thursday, June 3, 2010

In The Beginning...

This is the first ever post from 2 1/2 years ago. I've aged a few years in that time, but just in case you were wondering how I got started, here you go!

What's It Mean, Anyway?

Coming up with a name for my blog was like naming a baby. You are judged by your name. People wonder if maybe your parents didn't like you. Or you could have a name with a lot to live up to, like naming your baby Winston Churchill. Here is your 'in a nutshell' meaning behind Live...from Ninevah:

Our pastor at Fox River Christian Church told the story of Jonah, who besides being swallowed by a whale as most of us have heard, was given a second chance by God to do what he was called to do. When God told Jonah to go to Ninevah, Jonah really didn't want to go. He got on a ship headed the complete other direction, a storm came up, and he was tossed overboard only to be swallowed by a whale. After being left to stew, literally, for a few days, he prayed to God for forgiveness and said let's go ahead and do things Your way. That whale spit him out guess where...on the beach back where he started, so he could head to Ninevah.

How does that relate to me, you're wondering? Let me confirm that I have never been swallowed by a whale. But I have spent a good portion of my life running from a God who only wants what's best for me. Twenty years ago I was a stay-at-home mom with little kids. And here I am again, 40 years old, a stay-at-home mom with little kids. Right back in Ninevah. And I'm ready to see what God has in mind for me.

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