August 8, 2011

Re-Cap and Link Up

Whew! It only took me the entire summer to finish the 30 Days series for church planting wives, but here we are at the finish line. I'm thankful you gave me the opportunity to spew advice (and hopefully some encouragement) all over you. I also very much appreciate those of you who have joined in the conversation, offered feedback and comments, and simply read along silently. Below, I have listed the series in order, just in case you missed any or you are a person who loves book indexes/The Container Store/everything nice, neat, and tidy like me.
Writing down my own church planting experience has had me reflecting on God's abundant faithfulness and anticipating what He has ahead for us as we begin our fourth year here in Charlottesville. My heart and mind are full, as I find myself prayerfully evaluating most aspects of my life: my relationship with the Lord, my marriage, my mothering, my ministry, and my writing. Because I would like to make quiet space for the Lord to speak, I will not be posting regularly over the next few weeks.

Instead, I would like you to share. Through this 30 Days series, I have been moved and blessed by comments and encouragement from women in ministry all across the country (and world). It is exciting to think on how God is calling women to all parts of the globe and using their specific giftedness in that specific place to reach specific people. So here's what I'd like you to do:

  • If you have a blog, write a post about what you've learned or are learning in church planting or ministry (you don't have to have an official title, nor does your husband, in order to qualify to write this post) that would be an encouragement to other women involved in ministry. Think bullet points, specifics, and tangibles. Also, tell us where you are (if you can) and about your ministry. Be sure to include a link back to my blog in the post.
  • Using the link in below, link to your post so others can read it. Please link to the post (permalink) and not to the front page of your blog.
  • If you don't have a blog, simply write a few words in the comment section following this post. Tell us where you are, what you're doing, and share something you've learned in ministry.
Thank you for reading Grace Covers Me! I look forward to getting back in the saddle in a few weeks.