and now it’s time for a public service announcement.
my head and heart are all over the place right now, and I can’t seem to find the words to put on the page. It’s been a night of writing. mostly of writing guest posts for other people’s blogs. Tonight on my front porch, I logged words about how to get involved in missions, living the “in between”, a post on the Declare Community’s new blog for tomorrow, and a special post coming up on a sweet adoptive family I “met” online.
today while I cleaned the house, I listed to my sweet friend Danielle’s Hope Spoken talk, on “the story of now”. Did you know that you can purchase the speaker sessions from Hope Spoken? yes, you can here. I haven’t ventured to listen to mine yet. It seems like both sessions I did were a little different, and I honestly don’t even know which one they picked to publish yet. I’m scared. I want to write about that, about my story of the unexpected.
” He can see the big picture when we can’t. We must trust Him one step at a time. Say yes each step of the way. He knows where we are going even though we do not. What if your yes opened the door for others to say yes?” – Wynne Elder, the story of the unexpected
as I day dream, I think about what the heck I’m going to wear this summer on my #styleforjustice trip [I kid, mostly]. I think about how the heck I got to be a part of this dream team of women. Will they like me? How can I step up my game to be witty? Am I the annoying little sister already? I sit in bed at night trying to make it through The Locust Effect [it’s tough, but so so good]. I can’t stop looking at the submissions for our one last spot. have you entered? do you have friends who have? right now, 300 women have entered. 300! the women who have entered are brave, and vulnerable, and strong and I absolutely can’t wait to see who the Lord has in store to come on this trip.
you can still enter + vote until May 28th, ya know. Get on over there, and even if you don’t know anyone who entered, read the stories of the women who have. they will blow. your. mind.
I told myself I would stop at 10 pm. as I edit this, it’s 4 minutes past.
well, friends. felt good to get all that out.
stay tuned tomorrow for a fun introduction to my adoptive mama friend, Shawna. and later this week for some more #styleforjustice stories. love y’all.