I know, it’s been awhile. I’ve been really busy.
Earlier this month I went to a conference held by my denomination (Foursquare). The conference was in Branson, which is a 4.5 hour drive, not too bad. It was for church leadership, which made me kinda feel like a kid eating at the adult table for the first time. God confirmed some things in my life, which made it all worth it.
Last week I was in Marco Island, FL for a ladies’ retreat. Small, only 4 of us, which was nice. Very relaxing and God spoke to me. He’s calling me to a higher level of holiness. Yeah, that’s religious talk for up-ing my spiritual game. Mostly to make sure I have time everyday to read the Bible, to pray more, to not watch as much TV and to take more control over my idle thoughts. Ugh, it’ll be good in the long run, just sucks right now. Those things aren’t easy.
The call on my life??? Still figuring out details, but leadership and/with missions seems to be the theme. I don’t think I’ll be a missionary to any one place for a long time, but more of a few short-term trips per year. Leading teams and such.
Can’t remember if I told you, but this new MS med makes me tired, and hungry. I think the hungry is because of the tired though. Does not make losing weight any easier. One day at a time though, right? At least it’s sleepiness and not depression.
Being tired also makes my thought processes a little scattered too… another part of the holiness thing is devoting myself 100% to Him. To not worry or concern myself with finding my husband. Paul talks about this in 1 Corinthians 6 and 7. Undivided attention to things of the Kingdom, not torn between pleasing my man and my God. I guess I was worrying about finding ‘him’ more than I realized.
If you think about it, please pray for my friend Diana. I went to Costa Rica with her, and she was recently diagnosed with cancer. thanks.
Below are a sunset and a sunrise picture from Marco. Talk to you later!