Hello, I’m Mhairi and I’m a work in progress! For those of you who don’t know me I serve on the Ladies’ Ministry team, am married to Brian (the friendly giant) and have two children aged 7 and 6. I’m an Additional Support Needs teacher, a skill that comes in handy when dealing with Brian. During my enforced recuperation from a foot operation I have been catching up on my guilty pleasures – tea, cake and TV!
I don’t know about you but I LOVE home make-over programmes. ‘Homes under the Hammer’, ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’, ‘Love it or List it’, you name it, I will have watched it! I love that people can take a run-down house and make it a beautiful home, more fit for purpose.
If my life was a TV show it would be ‘Extreme Makeover – God Edition’. When I look back at my teenage self I’m glad of God’s transformative power. Being called ‘The Terminator’ was amusing in my teens but would be far from acceptable now. I’m glad I’m not the person I was in my 20s either, I was fiercely independent and believed that I could do everything myself. My husband would hopefully say (but please don’t ask him!) that I’m not the person he married in my 30s, I’m not as uptight or demanding.
Although I might not like who or how I was at each of these stages in my life I can see how God was working in and through me. He was with me at each stage and He was fitting me for purpose. At each life stage God was showing me love and grace, teaching me, supporting me, moulding me. I can look back now and see how events and people have changed me, and that God was in each and every one of them.
I know that He isn’t finished with me yet, I still have a lot to learn, a lot to experience and share. I’m a work in progress and I’m OK with that. Just think how fabulous I could be by the time I get to Heaven!
Those curious about the antics of ‘The Terminator’ will need to wait for another post . . .’Hasta la vista baby’!
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here.”
-- 2 Corinthians 5:17
Thoughts, experiences, and encouragement from the ladies of Falkirk Vineyard.