Thursday, June 10, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new (woman that is)

This weekend the Man and I will be baptized by immersion at our church. I blogged about this awhile ago, but I guess I need to chatter about it because I'm a bit nervous. The nerves seem to be about actually physically climbing into the tank (tub? pool? no clue what to call it) and then getting out again, soaking wet, and not falling my plump housewifey self down those steps. I'm not nervous to be baptized, although as I've said before I have definitely had my moments of freaking out about it. I'm really happy with the decision, and it seems like the Man is too. (Though, being the Man, he does not have my need to chat about it.)
We get to read a short testimony, and were told to keep it around two minutes. This was way harder than I thought it would be. I edited the testimony that I had turned in when we joined the church, but I had to keep cutting and cutting to get it down to two minutes. I will post it next week after the deed is done.
A few really cool things that God has lined up for me..... my sister, who lives 9 hours away, just *happens* to be in town for a visit when we are doing this. We didn't know the dates would match up, so I was really happy about it. My parents & brother & his family are also attending, so I'm really thankful that they can all be there.
And in addition, this weekend is when we celebrate Founder's Day for Alcoholics Anonymous. I just think it's so great to be baptized on the same day that we celebrate 75 years of AA. Thanks God! :)

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julie said...

Wow, it sure is amazing how God works out the details that we never could! It sounds like it'll be a special weekend. I think it's great that you're getting baptised and that you and your dh are doing it together is so meaningful! I can't wait to read your testimony next week.

KateO said...

So cool. Glad your sister gets to be here too.

KateO said...

I was so glad I was able to see your baptism. You have a beautiful testimony! Praise God for all He has done.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I can see why you like that church so much. The pastors were really good speakers. And the actual church seemed so new and sparkly clean, not old and run down!