Friday, January 14, 2011

Share. Care. Love. Disciple. Mentor.

What is my part?  I have felt a tug for some time to get involved. 
Do something.  Be used.    And most importantly, to not let the testimony of my past be wasted.  

I was first prompted a few years ago when a friend approached me to mentor her for a time.  Whoa.  I need a mentor was what I thought.  But God. 

Well, now it’s a few years later and I have been to the Relevant Conference and I have heard God speak through Ann Voskamp’s words:

Why do I need your story and why do you need your story?
Because story is a way that the Spirit of God can bind our wounds.
It is in story, we meet the Spirit of God. The reader meets the Spirit of God in the reading of story — the word made flesh in your life. The writer, you, meets the Spirit of God in the writing your story – the word made flesh in your own life.

And so today, I responded to the prompting and took a step.  I met with a leader from our church and the discussion has started.  To use my story.

{Time is up. Gypsy Mama encouraged us to whip up a post in 5 minutes. And I did it wrong because she said use a photo prompt. And this might be the first post I've written without a photo. I am so rebellious.}

Okay, fine.  This photo has nothing to do with this post but it was taken the other day and I love it.


  1. Your story is so beautiful! A masterpiece that you have aloud God to piece together! There is so much power in your testimony! I would love to sit in the front row and experience God through your words. I admire you so much! And I love the pic! Oh how I can't wait to hold Rachel in my arms (and give you a hug too)...

  2. Awww, I love it, too! I would love to smooch those chubby cheeks!

    I could hear Ann's voice as I read that quote. I still haven't quite decided what to do with Relevant. It's almost been three months! I guess I'll get around to it when I get it all figured out. : )

  3. Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's so comforting to know that their are other women who have similar feelings. I look forward to reading your blog :)

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  5. I recently set up a Google Alert for "share and care" with the hopes of finding sites that talk about helping each other out. I'm glad I ran across your site. The 5 minute blog ... interesting concept. Thanks for sharing

  6. Yeah Tracy! I'm so glad you've taken this step of faith. God will bless your faithfulness!
    That picture, are you kidding! She is adorable!!!!

  7. I loooooooove that photo!!! So sweet!




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