I’m back to my precious blogging community. Sorry I have taken some time off. Been busy reflecting on 2011 (which I do not want to repeat but am grateful to the Lord for the gifts He gave me in the midst of difficult trials) and dreaming big about what I want 2012 to hold. I found the above picture on my fav blog www.findingheaventoday.blogspot.com and it inspired me that it was time to post again.
I remember when my sis got the crazy idea for us very non athletic gals to train with a team (leukemia lymphoma society Team in Training.. awesome awesome experience!) to run a marathon. We ended up the training run right before the marathon falling apart.. literally.. Hahah.. I was running and tore my tendon and thought i would never be able to move again.. michelle my sis kept saying her spleen was going to rupture. I thought she was crazy– i mean who even knows they have a spleen– but turns out she had mono and it was. So we didn’t finish. But we started.. that was COURAGEOUS.. then the next year trained again and ran our first 1/2 marathon.. glory.. That first team meeting my hands shook and my heart was beating out of my chest.. but we started..
I could make a list of things God has allowed me to do that I had to cling to Being strong and courageous. Many people think because I travel the world like it’s normal to go to nepal next week and turkey the next that I am fearless. If only you really knew.. i am the girl who is terrified of the teacups going fast at Disneyworld.. for which my family insists on teasing me about. But I have learned to grab the hands of my fearless Savior.. who left heaven for earth.. and go where He leads. Wherever that may take me .. whatever crazy situations that may get me into.. from grad school, to teaching womens conferences in remote villages– burning down their outhouses, to flying all around the world by myself, to killing the largest cockroaches in the world in bangladesh, to letting go and letting God, to allowing myself to trust people after times of hurt, to dreaming.. what an adventure going with God is. Everyday, not just the I am on the other side of the world serving God days, everyday.
So this year I am asking God for courage– and asking you for prayer.. as I start my dream officially..