Good grief. And I’m not really back. Honestly, I just wanted to pop in and say, “Hi!” and let you know what I’ve been up to and then give you a glimpse of some things stirring in my heart.
I was so blessed when one of these girls wanted to know about my Bible reading. I was able to pull out my duct tape Bible, show her my chronological reading plan, and talk about whether or not it’s a good idea to read your Bible in a year.
The next day I met with a man I have come to LOVE. He is over 90 years old and sharp as a tack. He has a heart for the Lord, a passion for legacy, and ran for governor in 2012. How great is that?
And, there is MORE! I’ve spoken at three different churches and will be at one more on Thursday night. And then speaking at our church on Sunday. I can hardly believe I have the honor of bringing God’s word to folks. I absolutely love it.
But, really, the pinnacle of my travels was a really quick trip to Charlottesville, VA to spend a little time with my daughter, Grace.
This picture is not in Charlottesville, but it is a picture of my daughter, Grace. At UVa, I heard Grace play viola for her final studio class of the semester, caught the tail-end of InterVarsity at the UVA Chapel, and went with Grace and a bunch of her friends for yogurt at Arch’s. The next day, I joined in as Grace, one of the newest U-Guides, led an amazing tour of UVa Grounds. I learned so much more about Thomas Jefferson than I had ever known before.
So, life’s been a bit full and I haven’t had the time to keep up with blogging. Next week it will begin to slow down a bit and I anticipate that I’ll be back to posting two to three times a week. So, keep checking back, or better yet, subscribe. In the right hand column just under my picture is a place where you can enter your email and my posts will be delivered right to your inbox. Pretty neat.
Just a bit more, if you can stand any more…
This Sunday for Mother’s Day I’ll be bringing the message to our church, Inwood Baptist Church. If Mother’s Day is painful for you for ANY reason, or if you are in the Raleigh area and don’t have a church home, please come. My message will not be a warm fuzzy message about motherhood. The text will be John 20:11-18 and I will be looking at what happened when Mary stopped looking at the evidence and encountered Jesus.
Do you want to encounter Jesus? I do. Every single time I open the Bible, every time I journal, pray, worship, I expect to encounter Jesus. He is so very real to me. I’m not being braggy because this has nothing to do with me. He has captured my heart and I love him so very, very much.
Okay, this is more than enough for a catch-up. I do have more to share, but that will have to wait until Monday. I am so thankful for you who emailed me in response to this post. Although this is not a great organizational strategy, I’m keeping your emails in my inbox for another week so that I keep on praying for you. I would LOVE it if you would keep me updated on what God is doing in your lives.
And, if I met you out-and-about, thanks so much for popping in! Whether you are new or have been around for years, I’d love to know what you’ve been up to. Would you please leave a comment and let me know what you’ve been doing. And, as always, if you’d rather email me personally, that’s fine too. Here’s my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful day!