Thursday, August 6, 2009

God is Good!

I just got back from lunch with a very good friend of mine. She's one of those friends that you may not see or speak to for like, 8 months, but when you do get together it's like no time passed at all. One of those friends who is extremely smart and beautiful and funny and really has no brain filter, so she says the first thing that comes to mind. A friend that proudly declares herself to be a "strong, black woman!" even though she isn't, in fact, black, but rather of Indian descent. You know, one of "those" kind of friends. They are the best. And I love her.


So, lately I've been feeling like I've been led to do "something". Not necessarily something different, but I guess just something "more", if you will. I haven't yet put my finger on it though. I wish God would just text me and say, "Listen up. This is what I want you to do...." And I could be all, "A'ight, God- I'm IN, yo!" But He hasn't. So I have prayed about it. And prayed about it some more. I love to sing, but with 2 babies and a kayaking husband it's hard to commit to such a rigorous schedule. So I thought some more and one of the things that seems to stand out is my love of writing. I love it. I daresay, it is my passion. I don't know that I'm all that good, but I do know that writing makes me happy. It's the one thing I could do all day and not get bored and STILL want to do it some more. Unlike so many things I have tried like, childcare and cooking dinner for people. I'm not gonna lie to you- I am not jonesing to cook for anyone. So, writing it is- Great! I'll do something to glorify the Lord with that! Yes! OK, but what? I honestly do not know. Other than writing a blog that a few people read and some quips on Facebook, I'm kinda at a loss. I don't think Pinelake has a kiosk geared towards "Writing for Jesus!" Hmmm. Ok.

Well, that led me to think about maybe joining a bible study. I know. I can't quite make the connection myself, but go with me. I am not ready to commit to a Sunday night small group again. It's just too much for us and the kids, so I looked at some women's bible studies. OK, then I realize the scheduling conflict. Most of the women's bible studies offerred are on Tuesdays. In the morning. While I am at work. Working. Hmmm, that;s not gonna work. So THEN I thought I heard a voice saying to me, "Duh, start your own?" Hello. So I decided to start a group geared towards working moms. Still feeling a little sketchy because, I AM NOT A TEACHER, LIKE AT ALL- DO YOU HEAR THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH! OMG- NO ONE IS GOING TO WANT TO JOIN MY GROUP AND THEY ARE ALL GOING TO LAUGH AT ME AND I'LL BE THAT KID THAT HAS TO EAT ALONE EVERY DAY AT SCHOOL!

But lo and behold, guess what happened. I texted 6 working moms and within 30 seconds ALL OF THEM REPLIED BACK AND I WAS 6/6! God is good! We're still in the developmental stages, but I'll let you know how it goes!


Tee said...

What an amazing blessing to have friends interested in a Bible study that you want to start. You have an amazing talent in your writing and this Bible study will put it to good use! Rest assured that I will be praying for you and asking the Lord to guide your thoughts and words as you undertake this project.

Olivia V said...

catching up and i am proud to be one of the 6! yay! hello.