Thursday, June 12, 2008
Trying hard not to freak out...
Next Thursday morning at 6am pacific time, I will be flying cross-country to North Carolina for the Proverbs 31 Minsitries-She Speaks conference. As much as I was looking forward to attending a few weeks ago, like clockwork, days before any long trip away from my husband and children, those seeds of concern are beginning to return a harvest of gentle worry. For starters, I am not fond of being shot into the air at 400mph and dropped off in a state that I have never set foot in. I get lost walking to my own mailbox. And did I mention that I have to change planes in two different airports...TWO! Usual conversations with my husband about what I will be making for dinner or what the kids have surprised me with that day have turned into conversations about what I want him to know if my plane went down. Not to mention that I am having a very hard time remembering just exactly where I have secretly hidden all of my candy stash. I wouldnt' want to have my husband grieving my death and find out that I was a sweets stasher! These are now the tasks that are finding their way into my day to day happenings around here.
But every time I let my mind go back to how this trip has come about, well, that just brings me back to the confidence that I have in knowing that the Lord's fingerprints are all over this and that He is doing a work.
My going to this conference at all has been nothing short of miraculous.
So would you mind doing me a huge favor? When you say your prayers tonight or during your quiet time in the morning, or even right this very moment...will you send up a quick prayer for me and my family?
It would mean so much to me.