Monday, July 4, 2011

Asking for Prayer & Soli Deo Gloria Party

Welcome to Soli Deo Gloria, whether it's your first time here or your 25th.  Basically, we are a community of women that seek to encourage, support, love each other with our words.  It's a fun party and I love hosting you here each week.  If you would like more information about this community, please click here.  Just a note:  Please don't feel that you have to visit every single person that links up.  We are all on a time budget.  That being said, I do invite you to pray and ask God which blogs to visit simply because there may be words for you left in that place or words that God has given you to share to those specific people.  Also, if you would like to be on the email list for reminders and the occasional prayer request, please let me know if the comments.  Blessings to everyone!


A few weekends ago, Craig and I went to San Antonio to celebrate our 11th anniversary.  We had been to the JW Marriott before, but this time, we discovered the adults only pool.  Oh, you could still hear kids, but you couldn't see them and they weren't close enough to actually splash you.  Not that I don't love children, but when I finally have a kid-free weekend, I like to make the most of it.  Anyway, the adult pool is an infinity pool that overlooks the golf course and the beautiful Texas hill country.  This picture signifies peace to me.

And peace is what I am asking for in the next few weeks ahead.  When I go to She Speaks, I will participate in two speaking evaluation groups and will have to give two talks.  In front of people.  10-12 people to be exact, but who's counting?  The first talk is Friday night and it's supposed to be 3 minutes long -- a bit about our personal story, our walk with God, etc.  I haven't even really begun to think about this one.  I've been focusing on my 5 minute talk, which takes place on Saturday afternoon.  I've written it, edited it, asked for feedback, and practiced it. It's about 200 words too long and I don't know what to cut out.  And then I have this nagging feeling that because I'm so passionate about the topic God has chosen, I'm going end up straying from my talk, losing track of time, and then maybe not saying half of what I've thought I was supposed to say.  In the end, I'm totally cool with the Holy Spirit, but in the time leading up to it, I'm a nervous wreck.  

So, dear friends and Soli Deo Gloria sisters, all I have for you today is a request that you would pray for peace and protection for me as I walk out in faith, as I cast my worries aside, and just live for Him, not just at She Speaks, but in every moment in between.  

Have fun at the party!  And Happy Fourth of July!!

26 comments :

  1. Oh Jen, I will be praying for you, both now as you finish up, and during the event. I know God will use you.
    I wanted to go so bad but have a mission trip to India in Oct that I am paying for so couldn't do two things so close. But I definitely hope to next year.
    May God bless, direct and USE you.

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  2. will be praying - i even have it written in my calendar REALLY BIG to pray for you the whole time you're there.

    just a thought: is anyone taping your talks? you might take a video camera and ask someone to. that way, you can post them for us! :) and, more importantly, you'll have a record and can look back and learn (when you feel up to it, of course!).

    proud of/excited for you....

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  3. Praying for you! Jenny's idea of videotaping sounds good!
    Blessings!

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  4. Wow...what a marvelous work GOD is doing in your life, lady! May you hear Him speak through you in preparation, during the time, and after.

    May you be learn much and may women's hearts be touched by GOD through you.

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  5. Prayers for you, sweet Jen, and I have no doubt you will say exactly what you were meant to say. Excited for you and Amy both. It's going to be a wonderful time!

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  6. Were you the one who told me that Beth Moore always throws up before she speaks? Not that that will make you feel any better;), but, i think you know if it's His thing we are bankrupt in ourselves for it...praying for peace and this deep knowledge of your need for Him as you walk ahead in this journey. You are loved and rejoiced over dear one:)

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  7. Praying for you. Can't wait to hear about the weekend. Excited for you that you get to be a part of it. And that pool-totally peaceful.

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  8. Oops...I obviously didn't know what I was doing and posted mine twice. So Sorry :( Hope you can remove one.

    Jen, I will be praying for you and am looking forward to meeting you in person at She Speaks. So glad we connected. :)

    xo
    Shelly

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  9. Hi Jen. I will be adding you to my prayer list until your speaking thing is over. You'll do fine - you have all these ladies praying for you and God has prepared many ears to hear what you have to say.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  10. I have been wondering how your prep was going. I always like practicing my talks out loud several times, then putting them away for a day or two and doing it once the night before and once the day of.

    Just have lots of fun (and peace).

    Fondly,
    Glenda

    ps. I am off to write my post and will be back to link later.

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  11. Hi Jen! I just wanted to encourage you about She Speaks. I went to SS in 2009, and came away so encouraged by the feedback I got and by the people I met. It was an amazing weekend. In the couple of years since, God has opened doors for me to speak that I could have never imagined. Just be open to His leading, and you will be fine.

    I can't wait to hear a full report when you get back!

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  12. Brave woman! May the Lord shape and reshape your thoughts and words, and may you experience the peace of Christ in your speaking and in the preparation for it. I'm thankful He has given you this opportunity.

    God bless you!

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  13. praying for His presence to wrap itself around your heart mind soul and spirit..giving Him your thoughts and trust and your mind will be in perfect peace and that you radiate the splendor of His glory. Love ya girl!
    xo

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  14. I ask that the Holy Spirit will take over you, your mouth, your ears, so that you may have peace and bring forth the gifting the Lord has given you. You GO GIRL!

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  15. You will be amazed at how God will bless your words and catapult them into the hearts of your listeners.

    Praying,
    Pamela

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  16. Yes, yes will pray!. Stepping out of your comfort zone has been a topic in my life too lately ( see my latest post when you have time) I really think that is where God wants us. Keep us posted on your new adventure.

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  17. Oh, I know the feeling so well! I am praying for you Jen and so excited for this opportunity for you. I hope I can hear how it went afterwards:)

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  18. Heading to San Antonio soon--adults-only pool sounds like bliss! Blessings to you as you prepare--all is opportunity to cling to Christ. And cutting 200 words? How I know how hard that is, wordy as I am!

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  19. I am praying for you. I pray that the Holy Spirit speaks through you, and that your words bless others. I also pray that you are strengthened through this experience. I look forward to hearing all about it!

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  20. Oh, a good scary! I'm excited for you!!! I will be praying. Have fun and tell us all about it!

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  21. I am confident that you will allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through you...please update!

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  22. You are going to be great. And whatever comes out of your mouth will certainly be a spiritual blessing to someone's ears! Good Luck!

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  23. You will be amazing .... go for it :)

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  24. Praying for you - you will be incredible!!!! I'm so sorry again that I won't be there with you...:(

    Natalie at Mommy on Fire
    http://www.mommyonfire.com

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  25. I am so excited for you, Jen. You are going to be awesome. I'll be praying for all good things! I can't wait to see what God does with all this!

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