Sunday, March 2, 2008

We've Only Just Begun... blog. Now that I have gone through this process to set this blog up, I am speechless. OK, here I go. It is somewhat intimidating to randomly write with no specific audience. The idea of maintaining a blog has been intriguing to me for some time. I regularly view and thoroughly enjoy my kids blogs. I love catching up and feeling connected at the click of a button. I also have wanted a forum for my "random thoughts". Hopefully, they will not be few and far between.

I heard a woman speak today at Women in the Vine about women's prison ministry. It was very interesting and motivating. One of the things she talked about was "heart prints". When we help one another, we leave a heart print in one anothers lives. In order to leave a heart print in someones life, I must get out of my comfort zone. Where is my comfort zone? Within the walls of my home and church! Am I going to get involved in women's prison ministry? I don't know, but I do know the Lord wants me to move out!

Someone else shared this morning about various aspects of new and new life(our theme this morning for the Vine was "New Life") and reminded us that often times we hang onto the old life not allowing us to fully grasp the new life God has prepared for us. A couple of examples she gave from Scripture was Lot's wife and the Israelites leaving Egypt. For me personally, I am applying this truth to my diet/lifestyle plan. I want to embrace the "new life" in healthy food choices and not look back at what I can't have. The promised land is before me! Hebrews 11:1 has spoke to me recently in this area as well. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Gotta look forward!