Sometime I have these moments where I just want someone to give me a pep-talk. I get to feeling like I don’t have a purpose anymore, and I’m not making a real difference in anyone’s life. There was a season when I knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing, exactly how I was being used, and exactly how I was to use the gifts/passions the Lord has given me…
I’m not in that season anymore.
This morning though, the most wonderful thing happened!
To preface, Nolan and I have been going to the church where he grew up, because that is where we are doing our premarital counseling, but it’s a pretty good size church so there are a LOT of people that I have never met before. Anyway, while we were getting coffee in the coffee-corner, this morning before the service, this guy came up to me and said,
“I know I haven’t really met you before but I have been wanting to talk to you since I noticed you were coming here now. I just want you to know that when you came to our church a couple years ago (with the CTI team) I was a new Christian, and what you said that day was exactly what I needed to hear. It was an important lesson for me”.
That one small comment made me get all teary-eyed because the Lord was kindly reminding me that He will use me in whatever way He deems best, and I won’t always know it’s happening. Not only that but He will never run out of uses for me. If He is the potter and I am a pot that He has created by hand, I need not be afraid He will toss me aside because I’ve lost my function. He won’t put me on the shelf to sit until my time is up, because there is always work to be done.
I bet that guy this morning didn’t know the Lord was using him to give me a pep-talk, but his few words sure were inspiring.
Here’s our website with everything you’ve been wanting to know:
How we met, how he proposed, who the heck this guy is that I’m going to marry
And as the time gets closer we will post more information.
Also! We’re getting engagement photos soon so we’ll post some of those for you too.
Well, not only did yesterday mark the start of a new year, but it also marked 30 days until I turn 30. Ca-razy! I figured this would be a perfect time for a Year-in-review. So here are the big events from 2012:
Jan- I turned 29 (last year in my 20′s. Oh my).
Mar- Quit my job at Starbucks for moral reasons
May- Began summer at Twin Lakes Christian Center. Met some of the best people there are.
Aug- One year anniversary with Nolan
Oct- Moved out of The Pig (my apartment complex). Sad day.
Nov- Moved to Northern MN.
Dec- Got ENGAGED!
Man. I was busy. But I expect to be even more busy in 2013. Here’s what I’m anticipating:
- Start Grad School
- Turn 30!
- Plan a wedding
- Buy a house
- Get married
- Praise the Lord
I might ruffle some feathers by saying this, but it’s something I was thinking about this morning as I was praying.
Why does there seem to be so little concern with God healing us of the things that will lead to our death? We don’t want Him to heal us of our selfishness, our lustfulness, our greed, our murderous hearts, our slander, our gluttony, or our idolatry, (which will all lead to our spiritual death) yet we insist He heal our bodies and our wallets.
Shall we fear the things that kill the body and have no reverence for the One who commands our eternity? (read Matt. 10:28)
Heal us from THAT O God.
Here, have some Covers:
Guitar: Kara Fortney
Vocals: Gretchen Ehret
*If you have trouble downloading them just message us and we’ll get them to you.
Just to get you warmed up to the idea