Hello dear friends.
The next two weeks birds may be chirping a bit over here. Can I tell you why? And ask you to pray for me :) ??
This time last year, my heart was a-breakin'. You see, I really, really, really, reeeaallly wanted to attend the She Speaks Conference in Concord, NC. This is an equipping weekend for women who have a passion for writing and speaking. An event that is hosted by Proverbs 31 ministries. But last summer, life's circumstances did not allow me to go.
But guess what?? In two weeks from today, I'll be there. Gasp! I. Am. So. Excited!
And not ready at all.
Can I ask you to pray??
Let me tell you...I was not even going to post this. The enemy had me totally convinced that no one wants to hear about it. It is all just too silly.
But seeing as how Satan has a stout track record of lying, I will assume this is not his first truth-telling moment.
So, here it goes....my prayer requests.
Will you pray for the next two weeks? I am preparing two talks...one is "my story" - which comically must be summed up in three minutes. And the second is a "teaching talk". So pen to paper this week. Me, Jesus and my little green journal. And some fine tip sharpies.
AND...in the next two weeks I will be completing a book proposal (which I have never done anything like it...and there is a sharp learning curve). Hello molly. My every fleshy impulse is to tuck my tail between my legs and run away. Change my mind. And cancel the appointments I have set with two publishers. The enemy starts at me again...who are you Becky? No one wants to hear what you have to say. Cancel it and give someone else those time slots. Other people with book ideas that might make it.
Ugh. He is a liar, I tell you.
(My proposal is on the Chasing Skinny series I did this past winter. Do you remember that?)
And one more thing...let's throw in a birthday party for my soon-to-be nine-year-old next weekend! Sweet boy. Nine years old! So in the midst of writing, praying and freaking out every now and again, I will be baking a UT Football helmet cake!
I can do it! Philippians 4:13! Whoo hoo!
And over all...will you pray that I will seek the Lord. That I will glorify Him! That I will be full of His Spirit. That I will be His vessel, to speak His words and have full confidence in Him. Not myself.
So there you have it (if you can make sense of my rambling). My next two weeks. I would appreciate your prayers so very much.
I adore all of my readers and I am unspeakably thankful for your encouragement through this little screen.