partners in thyme;)

      I am blessed in many areas of my life and in my workplace, the church kitchen, blessings abound. Our kitchen team can be compared to the Three Musketeers... of cooking.
     Jaime, Bob and I have been together for over six years. With church staff changes, schedule restructuring and economic woes, we continue to endure by the grace of God.
     While we cook, we talk and we laugh. We laugh alot! (It gets rather loud in the kitchen at times.) We also discuss hurts, fears and prayer requests. Our lives have become as intertwined as a veritable kudzu vine!
      Jaime and I have switched places as manager and assistant, but formal titles are seldom considered. Her talents strengthen my weaknesses and vice versa... the two of us make up one great chef! I couldn't ask for a better partner in thyme;)
     In the beginning of my tenure, delegating was difficult for me. These two make managing easier... a real team effort. Bob is tireless, humble, resourceful and frugal. He rarely complains. We each consider our position a ministry with a mission to serve.
      Our faithful volunteers come and go. Most stay for a season or two... or three. As time passes and life changes, God brings new people through the kitchen door. They serve tirelessly and we could not function without their steadfast support.
     Thanks, Lord! Thanks for these people, this place of Yours and for my sweet little job. I'm so very grateful!

Psalm 100:
"1 Shout triumphantly to the LORD, all the earth.  
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.  
3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God.
He made us, and we are His -
His people, the sheep of His pasture.  
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him and praise His name.  
5 For the LORD is good, and His love is eternal;
His faithfulness endures through all generations."

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