Our Ministry Challenge for 2014
Dear sweet Wives of Faith,
I feel like it’s been a long time since I’ve been “here” on the blog. But I’ve been working hard in the background, even if I haven’t been here blogging. I’m also in the midst of juggling deployment and a seventh grader and other things that have all pressed for my attention. But I am so thrilled to be here today to talk with you about the theme we’re going to follow for this year in Wives of Faith. I am so excited for this Word God has given me and our Board and Leadership Team, that I can’t wait for you to know about it too! But first, a story…
For dinner the other night I cooked some mini ravioli with marinara sauce and texas toast on the side. Now, before you get too impressed, the ravioli was frozen and all I had to do was toss it into a pot of boiling water, let it cook for about 3 minutes, and quicker than you can say pass me the parmesan, please, it was done.
I noticed, though, as I sampled a taste before adding the sauce, that the ravioli needed a little salt, which I hadn’t added in the water for the first batch. You could taste the ricotta, but there was just something missing. It was kind of bland. There was nothing memorable. Ever tasted something like that?
For the last two months, I’ve studied one particular passage over and over that challenges me and convicts me and pushes me to do more this year than we have before. I don’t believe it’s a message just for us Wives of Faith. This same passage was mentioned by the Ft. Carson PWOC Leadership as their theme for their retreat I’m speaking at later this spring, and when I brought it up at our board meeting, one of our leaders mentioned she too has studied this verse in a Bible study she’s in.