Friday, June 21, 2013

Stepping out of my comfort zone...

I am an introvert, I like comfort and don't take change easily, and I am sure that is one of the reasons God put me and Ryan together. Being with Ryan has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone with all the many moves we have had to make because of his career, and I wouldn't change it. It has been a great learning experience and adventure. So much now that I feel a little restless, feel like we are suppose to move again, longest we have probably been in one place at a time. My roots are growing deep here and it is starting to feel like home, so much that when we go to MN (our real home), I am not calling it going to home now, instead I have been saying we are going on vacation.

Lately I have challenged myself to really pay attention to the needs of others around me. Twice this week God has put people in front of me and I actually approached them, scary for me, but it was the right thing to do, what God wanted me to do. This week I have relied on God answering a couple prayers for me and He did. Now sometimes He may not always answer quickly, but I am really starting to see Him work in my life. I know He has always been there and I have always believed, but I haven't always been great about including Him in my everyday life, just usually the big things. But you know I am learning, He wants to be included in everything! Thank you God for always answering my prayers!

This summer has been busy with lots of outside activity and fun with my two little kiddos. Yes these cute silly kids! (pjs and boots)
So I am not getting in as much reading, but a few recent blog articles have spoke to me.
http://inspiredtoaction.com/2013/06/be-brave-mamas/  "Nobody asks the couch potato about their tales of adventure. No one asks the coward what it was like to let fear win." Now I am not a couch potato, but it did speak to how I should be more brave!

 http://www.aholyexperience.com/2013/06/a-letter-to-the-north-american-church-because-it-is-time/
I encourage you to read Ann Voskamp's blog, there was so much that spoke to me. I also read Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker earlier this year and I remember reading in the book about America being the richest and if you make $35000 annually you are in the top 4% and if you make $50000 you are top 1%, so yes we are rich! We are also discussing this book in our Wednesday class at church, and I am excited to see God at work through this book. He has already been working on me since I read it. I have been internalizing, praying, and planning. Now I have not been called to go do mission work in another country, not every one is. But I feel called to reach out to those mom's in the community I live in. I have been doing some of that over the past couple years through MOPS and Bible study. God has really been speaking to me about this for some time and reaching out more, so I am going to move forward with what I feel He has called me to do. So if you are a mama in the community I live in and feel called to reach out with me, I love to chat with you.

1 comment:

  1. Love Love Love!

    Delighted to meet you. I hope you don't mind if I splash around to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious momma goodness. I would love to have you come and splash other moms as well. (and share this post or another momma favorite) I jot some momma notes on Mondays. But it's a link up when you can (I get the busy filled to the brim momma schedules).

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/07/run-momma-run.html

    Splashin,
    Sarah

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