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Friday, March 18, 2011
I have spent hours the last few weeks working on something I love. I'm finding a new passion in an old interest. I'm going to be teaching the women's Bible Study at my church this coming Tuesday. The title of my teaching time is "True Beauty." I'm going to talk about what the Bible says about beauty, how every woman is beautiful just the way she is right now because God created her, and also how to reflect that beauty on the outside. I'm using information I learned from my mom, 4-H, workshops I attended at National "Make It With Wool Contest" in Los Angeles when I was in High School and National 4-H fashion revue in Chicago (also when I was in high school.) I do remember those things I learned years ago. I think even then, God was preparing me for something in this area.
While preparing, some REALLY exciting things have happened. To make a long story short, I have talked on the phone this week with a woman I've admired for a long time. I first learned of her and met her at a "Hearts At Home" conference. Her name is Shari Braendel. She is part of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She has the most amazing ministry. We visited on the phone last night for quite a while and I was so amazed, excited, and blessed. I still have a lot to do to get ready for Tuesday morning, but I am so excited!!!
Here's Shari at work:
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I am making time to blog today. I feel like I have been running 90 miles and hour with my hair on fire lately. I know everyone is busy. It seems like it is the norm for most people. I don't like it. Yesterday I had kind of a meltdown and Craig and I were talking about what I might be able to cut out. Right now, there really isn't anything I can cut out. I will continue, and try to take it one day at a time. I have begun praying that God would use everyday to mold me to be more like him - in all the things I have going on. Blogging has just fallen to the bottom of my list, and doesn't get done often.
I currently have 39 piano students. Before we moved here, I thought it would be so great to build my business and have my schedule completely full of students. I am rethinking that between now and next fall for many reasons. I am trying to fit in Mary Kay when I can because it is so fun, is my creative outlet, and Craig and I had decided to give the money I make from it to missions. I am getting ready to teach a Bible study at our church, that I attend each week. My topic is "Beauty." I'm going to be talking about beauty from a biblical perspective but then also work in modesty and dressing your body type, spring trends, hair and makeup. It's rewarding but also takes a lot of time. I'm homeschooling Jack which is going well. He loves it. He sent out several valentines and carefully signed his name on each one. There is a lot more going on as well, but I won't bore you with all the details.
I decided to do one post with some highlights from the last month and a half or so.
February was a whirlwind, but it seems like lots of great, fun things happened in the whirlwind. We have been treated to a little hint of the arrival of spring in the last few weeks. We are so ready to be outside! Can't wait!