Hey readers! On Saturday morning we leave for Wisconsin for a week-long Family Reunion. I am so excited for this vacation. There's something so delightful about the thought of no responsibilities*, good company, and a house by a lake! I suppose it's when we think about vacation that we should reflect on the true rest that will one day be ours. (Check out Hebrew 4.) Oh, what a day THAT will be!! But for now, I'm happy to enjoy this vacation with my dad's side of the family.
The first weekend of August I leave for an event called Mom Heart Leader Intensive Training, in Colorado. If you're friend on Facebook (or one of those normal kind of live-in-person friends!) you know that I'm looking forward to this event! When I first read the description I was so very excited. It is training right up the alley of what I'd like to do down the line - write and speak to instruct and encourage others, particularly out of Scripture.
Since getting accepted, I've had moments where I've been a little trepidatious. I've been plagued with doubts about my inexperience and my inadequacies. Some of this stemmed from needing to get a couple of written pieces into the organizers, and I just hadn't had the inspiration yet. The rest of it was just a result of taking my eyes off of my loving Father. Thankfully some prayer calmed me down, Colin gave me time to get away to a coffee shop to think, and inspiration came! In addition, a good friend reminded me in an email that it's a training. I'm going there to learn. I'm not supposed to know it all. Phew, thanks Jenny! I'm glad to say that I have returned to my initial excitement about the event. Really, I cannot wait to see what they have in store for the 40 or so women attending.
So that's what I'll be up to the next couple of weeks. I have a feeling it will greatly impact the frequency of my posts. But sometime in August, I'll get back into the game.
*Okay, so I know that if you have kids there's always quite a bit to do, even on vacation, but I'm hoping to take good advantage of resting during naptimes and asking people to care for the kids now and then.