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!!