Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I cannot begin to tell you how much I have missed blog writing and blog reading and tweeting.
However I feel lighter having taken the time to focus my mind and energy in preparation for last nights Salad Supper event at my church.
Although I missed all my social media buddies I loved some of the other things I was able to accomplish in the last ten days.
For instance I've read three really good books (Days and Hours by Susan Meissner; Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore; And a biography of George Washington Carver (whose author I can't think of at the moment). If you are unfamiliar with Goerge Washington Carver, his story is amazing! I had known he was the inventor of peanut butter but he was actually an amazing scientist that God used to change the course of agricultural history for all of us. He overcame great and amazing obstacles!
I also spent a lot of time writing for the benefit of my own personal journal and preparing to speak to the ladies at my church last night.
Speaking of, can I just give a big ole' cyber hug to those of you who prayed, commented, emailed, and tweeted (for) me this week?
Normally before I do these kinds of things I am so tremendously nervous I can hardly function. But yesterday I felt calm all afternoon. I felt ready, and in complete peace. That is nothing short of answer to prayer, and don't just appreciate it, but feel unbelievably humbled by it..
You know what else I appreciate? My mom and dad. Often when I share the story of Gods work in my life I am reminded of how much I love them. When God was handing out parents He gave me good ones.
I also was so excited the Carpoolqueen came to eat some salad and cheer me on. She has had quite an exciting life as of late and it meant a lot to me that she was there.
(Also, just between you and me, I had asked her several months ago if she would be willing to come speak to the ladies of our church for next months Salad Supper. She graciously accepted. So if you're local, mark your calendar for July 14th.)
We took several pictures, but CPQ was feeling the need to be incognito because of her top-secret job in the CIA that she never talks about. No, I'm kidding, that was just a rumor. She felt she was suffering from a bad hair day and after our photo session churned out a couple of rejected shots, she opted to show us that cute little flip her hair does at the back of her head.
Listen, you saw it here first.
No where else on the Internet is there a close-up of the back of CPQ's head.
Today I have very few things on my To Do list...I hope to make some of these, to make carrying the swim towels a little easier. I am going to get the fabric ready for these. And I plan to catch up on at least half of the 350 unread blog posts that sit in my reader.
Its going to be a good day.