It’s early, and I’m wide awake.
As soon as I woke up, several thoughts amalgamated into one prayer of thanksgiving and awe.
For this married, crazy, free spirit…
and these two theology-thinking, Jesus-loving college beauties…
and this engaged, thoughtful servant…
Because even though the title of “mentor” is mine, it is their lives, their stories, and their faithful witness to Christ that teach me more than a thousand books ever could.
“For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy.” (1 Thess. 2:19-20)
In the third year reign of President Obama,
on the 4th day of April in the thirty-ninth year,
the dream was realized.
There are 12 young women
about to begin a study of Hebrews 11,
written by me.
I love mail. But today’s mail? I’ve waited for it for 5 years…
These are some of the resources that I will use to write my first bible study.
I am so incredibly excited / scared / humbled / awed by this moment!!!
Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare. ~ Psalm 40
Do you ever wake up and think, Today I feel cute?
This is a rare thing for me. Most days there is some amount of distaste when I look in the mirror. I am, after all, a sinful, insecure female who wants to be a sexy 100 pounds. Not really, but hopefully, my point is clear.
But why today and not yesterday?
Maybe it’s my new sweet boots, my new cute sweater, or my new smokin’ skirt that clothes me today. (Thank you, Midnight Madness.)
Or perhaps it’s the excitement with which I got ready this morning for my breakfast date with Keri. (Love me some mentoring time at the Depot.)
Or the joy that overwhelms me when I can celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. (Happy Birthday, SAtch!)
Or maybe it’s the absolute Disney-World-kind-of giddiness of going home to North Carolina in a few days. (14 days with people I love? Sliiiightly excited.)
Whatever the reason, I’m hoping today is the day. I’m so ready to meet him. And bonus! – I’m lookin’ cute. 🙂