Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday’s This & That

Around the house… Jay is just leaving for work and the girls are watching Martha Speaks on PBS kids while I drink my coffee and wake up.

Outside of my window… it is still kind of dark out, but I can see the birdies flittering around the empty birdfeeder and hear them scolding one another.  The trees that I see are now bare.

I am thinking… it is COLD in here.  62 degrees!  Brrr!  But, because we’re leaving soon, there’s no point in starting a fire in the woodstove.

Our plans for the day… This morning, I am going to present Compassion International to a small Moms in Ministry group. After that, I need to run a couple of errands and then I hope to get back by early afternoon so that I can put Luna down for a nap and get some homeschooling done with Kaya. We’ve been a bit lax this week when it comes to “sit down” learning.

I am hoping… I can get through this morning’s presentation without stuttering or otherwise embarrassing myself.  Public speaking doesn’t come naturally for me. In fact, it is really out of my comfort zone. Thankfully, I have a passion for the organization, I know my facts and have a desire to spread the word.  Each time I get up and speak in front of a group, it does get a little easier, but I still find myself getting nervous.

I am praying… that I can plant seeds in people’s hearts.  For my first couple of events, I was focused on, “How many children can I get sponsored?” but my mindset has changed a bit.  I can remember the curriculum sale where just One Child was sponsored.  I was initially upset, but then I realized that all of the effort and work that goes into a presentation or event is worth it.  Even if one child find a sponsor…Even if NO children find sponsors, but I was able to plant some seeds that sprout and grow in God’s timing.

I am looking forward to… the Sanctus Real/ Leeland/ The Afters concert that Jay and I are going to tomorrow night.  A huge group of couples from our church are all going together and I know it is going to be awesome! I have been to a couple of great concerts since we were saved and I always think back to the many, many shows I went to in my past.  I would be under the influence of  pot, goo-balls, mushrooms, you name it. Yet, the “high” I feel at a Christ centered show is ten time more amazing than what I experienced before.  Amazing.

My favorite blog post of the week… is this post from Jessica, where she shows how her Wild Things took the time to spread some love to the unsponsored Compassion International kids this Christmas.

Well, it is time for us to get this show on the road.  I’d love prayers for hearts to be touched by my presentation today.  I hope you ALL have a great day!


Jessica said...

Yes, sow those seeds! It is so easy to get discouraged sometimes and feel like none are taking root, but some times people need to be exposed to the truth (watered) many times before anything comes to fruition. And God is working with everybody at different levels. :)

Soul Writer said...

I hope your Compassion presentation went well!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

It did go very well! The group was small and I was able to speak for quite a while. I lost my nervousness and feel like I did a pretty good job sharing the info and my testimony. No one sponsored a child on the spot, but I know that several were really thinking about it. There was talk of possibly sponsoring a child as a group and one woman wanted to go home and pray and possibly pick out a child on the website.

Amy D said...

Encouraging! You and your story! :-)

Emily, a traveler said...

Michelle, I LOVE your "Thursday This n That" posts. This is a fabulous idea. Do you mind if I copy it on my blog?? Sometimes I want to share the "little things" from my life with readers but never know how!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Go right ahead, Emily! I actually have adapted it from something I saw out in the blogospehere called "A Simple Woman's Daybook". You're welcome to use it!

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