It was the Friday before Easter, and Allan and I were walking into the grocery store together (a rare occasion during Tax and Lent Seasons). We had paused just for a moment at the front of the store, which is where the Easter candy was located. We were thinking about what exactly we needed to pick up. There was a woman standing there, looking at the candy, and then it happened. She said: “You’re buying candy for small kids, whereas I’m buying candy now for ‘big’ kids.” (We weren’t even really looking at the candy.) The assumption was because of our age, I’m guessing, that we had small kids at home. This got me to thinking, we tend to make assumptions all the time without even realizing it.
One of my assumptions about blogging was the simple fact that by doing so I would be saying that what I have to say is so important it is worth your time to read it! Then, I realized that every time I preach, I’m basically saying that I have something important that I want to share with you, and it is worth your time on Sunday Morning or Wednesday Night to come and listen (along with the music, and fellowship with other believers). I began to look at blogging then as a way to concisely share thoughts on particular subjects. However, blogging is more than just about my thoughts, it is a way to begin a conversation. So I invite you anytime you would like to respond to post, to either comment on it, or on our Facebook page, send an email, etc.
So, some assumptions that we make can be good, but sometimes assumptions lead us into trouble, and leave us the wrong impression. Last night another Admin of our Facebook page Larinda Mueller posted a video by "Affinity" that was along this theme, of making assumptions. So, I invite you to watch the video, and to think about times when you have made assumptions. I invite you to share some of the assumptions you have made over the years if you would, and also how you have been able to move beyond making judgments based upon assumptions rather than facts.
My husband, Allan, and I moved to Estherville in June of 2015. We are excited to be here, and to be in ministry with Estherville UMC!