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!