Sunday, March 11, 2007

And so I begin...

Yesterday DH and I went to a Katinas' concert. A friend volunteered to keep our kids, and insisted on taking them 3 hours earlier than needed! So we were able to go out to dinner, just the two of us, and then head to the concert. Lots of 'just us' time. During that time we were discussing my desire to minister to women, with one woman especially in mind. I had thought about having a Bible study, but that just doesn't seem to be something that would work right now.

Over a year ago, before we moved, my walking buddy, S, and I were talking about this desire that I have. I just feel like my ministry is to women who desire God's plan and purposes for their lives. I have seen that submission works and actually brings JOY to my life....because I'm willing to fully rely on God's ways rather than my own. I wanted to find a way to share that with other women, to encourage them. S and I had talked about me setting up a blog of some sort, but I haven't done much with that since and NEVER spoke about it with DH.

Okay, so back to last night's date and the discussion. I was telling DH that I really wanted to do something, but just wasn't sure how. And DH (are you reading this S?), yes, DH said, "I really think you need to set up a blog. You can have different sections in it for different topics. And then just get the word out that it's there and let God handle the rest."

So, here I am! I'm planning to journal a bit, write out verses that really strengthen this walk, and even have helpful tips on ways to bless our families. I hope you enjoy this. Please feel free to comment here or email me with any comments, concerns or questions you might have. If you have something you think would bless others and fit this blog, let me know, and we'll see what can be done.

Father, to You alone goes ALL the glory!! In Christ alone, I am worthy to be counted as Your handmaiden! Amen!


Jon & Chris said...

I am really excited about your blog! Even though you're now more than 1000 miles away, I think this could be a really cool long-distance discipleship tool. I think I might become slightly addicted to your blog. So even if I'm not the person you were talking about, I might recieve the most benefit. :)

His handmaiden said...

Oh man, Chris, you have no idea how much that blesses me! That is the whole purpose of this thing...pointing women to God in the midst of the daily grind. :) I am so glad that you are here!!

Hey, wanna come camping?? I know this great place up in the mountains of Idaho. Great Class V river running past it! :) I really miss that camping group!!

Luv ya!

Jon & Chris said...

Oh my word, we are DYING to go camping, especially someplace "real". Maybe I'll mention it, and we can start saving our pennies!