Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Too Late for Gardening

I told my kids that we would have to wait until after camp and vacation to plant a garden. They have been wanting to do something for years and now I will do my fatherly duties of destroying perfectly good lawn and replace it with dying plants. We went yesterday to Lowes who wisely had discontinued selling any garden variety vegetables. So off to Wal-Mart, where pickins were slim but stocked. We chose three fledgling tomato plants an egg plant ( I said pickins were slim) and a bell pepper. The great thing about the experience was Jimmy. Jimmy works in the garden section and he LOVES plants. I was so excited to go to a place where the guy was not "working," he was enjoying telling people about plants. I truly wish that everyone loved their job as much as Jimmy. I identified with Jimmy, I love Cornerstone and the fact that I am actually paid full time for doing ministry. Today I will preach an funeral and have a deacons meeting. Believe it or not, these are two things I love to do. I know it is weird, but that is what it is like when God has called you to a ministry. Things that other people hate to do, you love doing. Today let me challenge you to find something you love to do, and leverage it for the Kingdom of God. That, my friend is ministry. And then go through the Cagan's Wal-Mart garden department and thank Jimmy for loving his job!