"Our family will base our success on one thing...our impact for the Kingdom of Christ." -Rick Burgess

Friday, July 6, 2012


Today I’m mapping new ground.

I’m going two hours away with complete strangers.

This is so far our of my comfort zone it’s not even funny.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m no recluse. I can hold up my side of a conversation fairly well, but honestly it’s much easier not to.

Not to get involved.

Not to learn their stories and not to share mine.

It’s easier to stay in my own safe little world with the known.

“Not what I want from you” says the One who created me.

So I’ll go and I’ll mingle, and I’ll do what He’s called me to do.

I’ll be His light.

I’ll tell them my story and I’ll hear theirs.

Then, just maybe, through my obedience and by His grace they’ll know more about His story when we part.

Pray for me today,


Yay for Friday!!

Time for the kind of writing where you open up your thoughts and let them all spill out on the page screen.

No editing. No overthinking. Just let it spill out, and see what you get.

The thing that makes it fun is that you can only write for 5 minutes. No cheating! ;)

So let's see what you've got bottled up in that head of yours. Then hop over to Lisa-Jo's place. She's always got brownies, a comfy couch and lots of ladies just waiting to encourage you.

Link up and make sure you take the time to visit a couple of posts before yours and extend them some comment grace. It's all about encouragement. We can all use some of that, right?


  1. Nicely done. It is easier to stay in our own stories...but we called out to go out.

    1. Thanks Eileen! Glad you stopped by.

  2. Yes! Us introverts find it so hard to mingle, to make small talk with those unknown.

    But in that mix, I hope and pray that there will be one other like-minded soul that you will click with!

    1. Thanks Linda...especially for the prayers.

  3. Hope you have a wonderful time full of unexpected surprises around every corner. Nice to meet you through #FF.

    1. It was a good day! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I am so glad that you stopped by my blog today so that I would have the pleasure of meeting you! I would feel the same way you do about the trip. It's one thing to share my story online. It's another to share it in person. Praying your trip is blessed!

  5. Beautiful post, and yes, I will be honored to pray for you. I love your words, and I think we are kindred spirits. :)

    I'd love to invite you to join in my online Bible study of Ephesians -- starts next week! :)


    1. I'm so humbled that you consider us to be kindred spirits. Thank you for praying...it worked!

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    1. It went surprisingly well! Thanks Mindy!