Sunday, January 25, 2009
It is butterfly season....at least for me it is. We just kicked off our year by speaking in our church today, where we made missions an emphasis! Have I told you how wonderful our church is? They are an incredible group of people who are committed to getting us to CIT (Center for Intercultural Training) www.cit-online.org in North Carolina by January 2010 (Lord willing of course)! We have some speaking engagements on our calendar and are looking forward to speaking with pastors as we fill up our calendar. The reason I entitled this blog Butterfly season is because with the upcoming speaking engagements I will be spending my Sunday mornings with them, enjoying their presence but accepting their departure! I enjoy knowing that they are fluttering in my stomach (figuratively) reminding me that I don't have it all together and that I need to depend on the working of the Holy Spirit as I speak. With that I have some prayer requests that I would like to share. Please pray for our spiritual life as we will be missing some Sunday morning messages as we speak in churches. Pray for us as this can be a very busy time as I also have other commitments with school and church. Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement, I know you are out there!!! I want to leave you with a quote from a very well seasoned pastor friend of mine: "I would be afraid of someone who was not nervous before they stepped up to a pulpit!" With that I remind myself to enjoy those fluttery friends and why they are there!