One of the cool things about what I do is when something I have taught about on a Sunday morning comes to life before my eyes. Sometimes it can be difficult, like when I teach something and then find myself struggling with that very thing the next week. That does happen from time to time.
In case you missed worship at Freedom yesterday (you can listen to the message on-line here) I taught from Colossians 3:23. Today I saw the theme of yesterday's message come to life at Walgreen's in a good way. This afternoon I had a funeral to attend, and on the way there I stopped in at Walgreen's to pick up some breath mints. This was so I wouldn't further ruin the grieving family's day by offending them with my bad breath from lunch. I walked in and having never purchased mints at Walgreen's before I asked the lady behind the counter where I could find them. Instead of giving the standard answer you normally get ("aisle 3"), she came out from behind the counter, led me to the exact spot, and then let me know that if I didn't find what I needed she could take me to another part of the store where they had bigger bags of mints. I chose my Icebreakers mints and headed back to the register where she rang up my purchase and said, "I hope you have a blessed day" all with a smile on her face.
I walked to my truck thinking, "Now there's a lady who is working at her job with all her heart."