Monday, November 24, 2008

Will It Continue?

Thank you all for your prayers. Today at 4 PM, Sheila and I talk to our CEO to find out if the counseling program will continue where I work. Our jobs are on the line and we are hoping that our organization will give us a chance to continue serving the poor in the Memphis area through counseling. We are giving it our all because we believe so strongly in what we do, and we believe God is using us to impact lives of those in desperate need. We (our counseling program) exists to provide high-quality counseling to those who often get overlooked or receive a lower standard of care. We try to bring light into dark worlds by being with people in their struggles and doing our best to let God shine through us. If given the chance, we truly believe this program can get out of the red and begin to support itself financially.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tough Times

Pray for us if you get a chance. We’ve got some burdens weighing us down right now and need your prayers. I’d rather not get into specifics openly on a blog at this point. If it is true that you grow through struggles, then I’m pretty sure we’ve got some growth opportunities in front of us. I find it easy to say, “I trust God right now,” but not easy to feel peace in that belief. Having hope and fear at the same time creates a peculiar inner conflict for me. By peculiar I mean unsettling and uncomfortable. Thanks for reading this.

p.s. We are not on the baby train or divorce train right now.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Belated Halloween!

Ben & I were “sexy” James Bond & Bond girl for Halloween this year.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our Deepest Fear

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."?

--from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.