Remember that Arch Nemesis thing I wrote a while back? Well guess what? The problem is solved. Frank S. has defeated my Arch Nemesis for me. I shall henceforth refer to him as Super Frank and will begin working on some sort of cape/mask ensemble immediately. I’M SO HAPPY! Frank is making me a replacement arch – just exactly how I wanted it – and even better, he’s only charging me for materials and the rest of the money I would have otherwise spent (on something much less pretty and no doubt poorly made) I can donate to Just Imagine… Isn’t that great? So today, being Frank is a good thing.
And that’s got the rusty cogs working in my brain .. I expect you can hear them grinding into action... but you probably assumed that sound was the river being dredged again.
What talents do I have? Answer … I can lose a remote control in less than three seconds, I can create a significant butt-groove in any couch, I can even put i-phones and i-pods through the washing machine (the don’t work anymore of course, but they are very clean). Seriously though, I can weed gardens, I can organize all your old papers (and then you can bring them to the shredding event on 4 June), I can de-clutter, type stuff, make posters and signs … I can bake, fill my van with stuff for the thrift store or the dump … All these things are fairly minor, but helpful and a donation for Just Imagine could be made in return.
Selfish being that I am I really, sincerely do want to fund Just Imagine .. But I also want various other things. Combining the two seems like a good idea - I’m already planning to ask Liz to come and look at my hibiscus and tell me what on earth I should do with it, ask one of the Craft Ladies to make me a new sweater just like the one I’ve worn to death and try and find someone to help me do my taxes - perhaps this will be the year I complete my tax forms without actually crying!
I don’t doubt you have your own talents to offer. Please consider carefully over the next few weeks while we work out how best to match the need to the gift. Sharing our time could be a great way to get to know each other too. I don’t know about you but I always sit in the same place at church, then go through to the coffee area for 'fellowship' (with the same select group of people). It's hard to get outside our comfort zone!
We’re doing SO well with the Just Imagine fund so far. Everyone is working hard and it’s amazing to see what has been achieved in such a short time.
The work will be done, and, as the roses grow crazily over my newly made arch, our ministries will have the support they need to grow and flourish and reach further than we could ask or imagine!