January 6th 2011
2011 started with a big splash for me…I went down a 50 ft slide into the 44 degree water! The Polar Bear Splash was a fundraiser for Christian Women’s Job Corps and was a huge success. We had 100 sliders which is the most the event had ever had. I have never done anything like that and all I can say is it was fun and very cold and above all I kept my crown on! You can see pictures of the event at www.cwjckerrcounty.org.
I know I am in a huge transition time in my life at several levels but I know God is in all of it. Transition is defined as moving from one place to another. It can give up wisdom and broaden our horizons. I have a tremendous opportunity for growth and change…I just forget it sometimes and wonder how on earth I am going to live through it! I am also learning that where the stress is…God’s anointing is also present for me. For example, yesterday I had a girl walk into CWJC and want some information. I normally don’t leave my office to handle things like this but my new assistant was busy so I greeted the young girl and shared about our program. She said she didn’t know if she could commit to a 12 week program as she had a lot going on. As she finished her sentence her lip began to quiver. I asked her if I could give her a hug and she said yes hesitantly and then sobbed in my arms. She then told me she was interested in CWJC because she had seen such a change in her sister who graduated recently. I gave her an application and instructions and then asked her if I could pray for her before she left. She said, “oh would you please?” As I prayed she wept and then I felt to ask her if she had ever invited Jesus to be Lord of her life. She said, “No but I want to.” I led her in a prayer to accept Christ. What a way to start 2011! I may be upside down but I do feel His presence and favor surrounding me.
My dad is weak but is slowly getting stronger. He was not doing well Monday and I thought I would have to return to the hospital but prayer and a few phone calls saved the day. I don’t like watching those I love suffer…You would think that I would be use to it and I am but I don’t like it. It takes a lot out of me. I have been doing it for 7 years and I am tired…ready for a new season.
Upside down but it is ok