Monday, March 21, 2011
Logo Debut & Soli Deo Gloria Link-up
Welcome, Soli Deo Gloria Sisters! I'm so glad to see your faces and meet some new ones as well. This is a place of encouragement and blessing, and it is my prayer that you always feel welcome here. If you are new (anyone is welcome), please read here for the heart behind this meme and some general guidelines (the button is to your right). I hope you are blessed on your page and leave blessings for others, as well. Also, if you would like to be put on the Soli Deo Gloria email list, please leave your contact information below in the comments.
I wish I had a magic curtain so that this unveiling would be more dramatic. Alas, I am not that tech savvy, so I'm just going to have to do a simple TA-DA reveal. But first, I have to thank the wonderful Critty Joy (Christy) for doing this for me. I cannot say enough about how fantastic she is or how beautiful her work is, but know that she is a true blessing from Him and she is walking out in the talents that God has bestowed upon her. I am honored to know her and so overjoyed that she designed the logo for s(He) Listens. I'm going to show you both forms. Are you ready? Here they are -- TA-DA!
Now, a bit of my heart to share with you...
Lately, there have been all these ideas, and therefore questions, floating around in my heart about s(He) Listens, about the logistics of speaking and writing, about even going to the She Speaks conference. After God had my friend Jenny (a looong time friend & SDG sister) pass some information along to me, I decided I was going to write down in my journal all the questions I wanted God to answer. I wanted hard-core details. I wanted to know whether timelines were strict or negotiable. I wanted step-by-steps plans and concrete yes-or-no answers. Black and white. No gray allowed. I don't know how to do gray, you see. Gray to me is more wilderness. I'm ready to be out of the wilderness.
But through some more words and a vision from Jenny, it seems like there is a reason for the grayness. To be completely honest, if God gave me a plan with all these specific details and deadlines, guess what would be my focus? It pains my heart to say it, but I know me (and obviously, God does, too) and I would become all about the details and the deadlines. I would walk in what is comfortable and structured. I would grasp ahold of what I know instead of the faith and trust that He has taken such care to build in my heart. And if I begin to look at this from this vantage point, my heart begins to cry desperately for His Hand to lead me, even if I cannot see through this fog. I know that while details may get changed and deadlines may be missed, His Hand will never falter. His Hand will never lead me astray. His Hand will always be full of life and grace and truth. His Hand can hold so much more than the grandest dream or the most thoughtfully laid out plan.
One more quick thing here. I would appreciate prayers for discernment as to whether God is calling me to She Speaks this year. And, if I should raise funds for this. I HATE asking people for money. Honestly, it's embarrassing to me. I have all kinds of negative thoughts about whether I "deserve" it, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I'm not sure I'm in the place to delve more deeply into that, but I just would treasure your prayers. And, of course, if God gives you a word for me, please let me know either in the comments or by email.
So, there you go. That's me, right now.
I hope you have a wonderful time visiting and chatting with your other sisters today. May His blessings pour forth in your lives and to the lives of those you touch this day and every day.