Hi friends! How are you? I’ve been treading water these days. The good news is that I am treading Living Water. Not only treading but gulping too. It’s been good and God has been so amazingly faithful to provide many things I have needed the past several days.
I had 10 new radio shows due today and pretty much wrote them in 2 hours last night. That’s a record breaker for me!
I needed to edit them down some today before I sent them to our radio consultant for review so I know a sigh with big relief – whew they are done! For today anyway. Next week I’ll get them back with revisions and then I’ll start practicing them for recording next Wednesday.
I also had a batch of P31 devotions to review today and those are done, too! Whoo Hoo!
Also, for the past week, I’ve been part of a project to connect P31 with Amani, a ministry we are going to promote through P31. It’s a really amazing event that is coming to Charlotte next month. (Click here to find out more).
Amani is a ministry in Africa that’s bringing 18 women from war-torn areas to the US to do a high-end fashion show with clothing and accessories they have made to sell and support other women there. The fashion show will be interwoven with their testimonies of absolute transformation from brokenness to hope and redemption through Christ. Our family has signed up to host two of the women in our home while they are here.
I am so excited and a little nervous. I am excited to learn more about Africa from women who are much like the mother of the daughter(s) we will adopt. And I’m hoping they can teach me how to cook African food. That is what I am most nervous about – providing them with food they’ll like and a place to stay that is comfortable for them. It’s so different here. I am sure it will be a bit overwhelming for them, too.
Another big chunk of time has been very well spent the past week or so while I’ve been digging into the Word to prepare for a retreat I am doing this weekend and next weekend in New Hampshire. I’ve developed new outlines, new small group questions, new power points, etc. Fun and challenging all at the same time!
Now I am going to go rest and hang out with my guys before we all go to bed.
Oh, and one more thing I’ve been wanting to ask you – my bloggy friends and oh so wise counselors! One of my sessions for my retreat is about resting in Christ in the midst of worries, concerns and busy schedules. I want to talk to the women about having a rested heart and spirit even if our bodies might not be able to be still as much as we want or need. I will address how we can create those down times. But what I’d love to know is this:
What do you worry about most?
How do you find “rest” in Him when you are struggling with those worries, upset about things, or just feeling restless? What do you do?
PS. Thanks for your prayers for me as the Lord has prompted some of you. I have no doubt that is how I have been able to accomplish all that He’s called me to do this past week. I treasure your prayers more than I can say. They carry me!