Thanks to each of you who have commented, or emailed to say that you'd be praying.
It was really ME I needed prayer for...I don't know why I was so nervous about this meeting, but I was.
I suppose I just wanted to adequately share my love for the precious women and teen girls of our church, and longing for them to want to know God through His Word....for them to fall in love with studying for themselves.
My sweet husband went with me...love that Biblical covering of grace, thank you Lord!
The meeting went SUPER, and our elder and pastor helped me iron out the few concerns I had about the study...logistics mainly.
Then they listened to the vision for the upcoming Precept Training, and we watched a 4 minute DVD that Precept has called, "The Power of Inductive Bible Study"....if you don't have that DVD, you NEED it!
It's powerful, and tells in 4 minutes, what the heart of the ministry is.
You can call Precept and ask for it. You might need to go through Jan Priddy.
Her email is jpriddy@Precept.org, and she's the Director of Leader Development.
My aboslutely favorite part of that DVD is where the head of stewardship for the Ministry, Stan Latham, says something along these lines...
"What we are about has abolutely nothing to do with Precept Ministries, yet EVERYTHING to do with establishing people in God's Word."
(Sorry Stan...that's my paraphrase, but I think it's pretty close.)
Could you love that anymore if you had said it yourself?!
Amen and amen!
So, thank you for praying for me and for our church leaders...we're all set for "Sweeter Than Chocolate" to start in a month...it's looking like it's going to be a big group, and I would truly cherish your prayers (and suggestions) of how to create an atmosphere of intimacy with a group of 25 or more.
And....prayer request #2 was answered...after having the Drs. in the Neurological clinic at Barrow review my records, I've been accepted there. Their first available appointment isn't until Dec. 23rd though, so if you'd now please pray that I could get in earlier, that would be SUPER!
Shelly...can't wait for your post on Marriage Without Regrets!
Nanner...I'm going to see if there's an MWR class in Houston starting anytime soon, and let you know.
Love to you all...
Hi Sweet Crickets,
You know...that's not really a fair name for you all.
Crickets do make noise...maybe I should call you moths.
Moths are quiet, like you all have been lately. :)
I need some comments. I feed off of them like catfish on hotdogs!
Quick prayer request...a selfish one.
OK, two actually...
1. I've been asked to share my vision for the women of our church tonight at our elder meeting. Please pray that God will speak, and that I'll be able by His grace to share what He has laid on my heart for all of us.
It's His vision and His heart for the women and girls that I want to be able to share...and my mind doesn't work the same way as it did a year ago...please pray for supernatural clarity.
2. Please pray that I'll be accepted as a patient into Barrow Neurological Institute, and that it will happen before the end of the year. You know, our deductible has been met for 2009.
My Dr., whom you've read about, has encouraged me to let another set of eyes look at everything, and we've decided to do that....please pray for clarity there, too.
Didn't you LOVE the post by Renae and the one from Nanners?
More guest bloggers to come...there are some amazing stories that are being sent to me...
I'm not proofing today...gotta get my act together.
Thank you so much for praying for me, and for sending in your prayer requests. I love them!
I love YOU! Thank you for being an encouragement to me during this tough time.
You are precious to me!