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Pockets

Pockets

Wednesday’s are the best days!  

Pretty much the usual, small group prayer, home group, fasting (no discipleship unfortunately), but new additions: 

- I met with my friend Lauren (joy incarnate) and we had SUCH an amazing conversation. She’s one of my prayer mentors, but we just get to spend time together talking about how we’ve seen God move lately, and I love it. Today, however, I was telling her how I was meeting with three of my friends to pray before home group, which is what we’ve been doing for a couple of months now, and it turns out that is an answer to one of Lauren’s prayers.  She was considering small business and how Providence has so many unique stores popping up all over the city, and her Prayer was that there would be pockets of prayer that start popping up like small business, gatherings in people’s homes or just quietly around the city. How amazing that it’s happening, and I’m a part of it!

- I was able to share my obsession with “gifts that give back” by making them into social media posts for my job. It was so much fun! (Although slow moving. But this is the kind of research I’m happy to undertake!) 

- home group was super awesome. We had new people, and it was such a blessing to me and, I think, many others.  

- the story of Abraham, back when he was Abram and the Lord called him to leave behind his family, his home, his lifestyle and move to a land yet to be revealed. This story was so powerfully important for me earlier this year (on March 12th to be exact), and yesterday it served as a huge inspiration to my friend Sheri who just took a big leap of faith. Turns out we found the same verses in Genesis helpful and they miraculously appeared for us in multiple devotionals on the day we were thinking about it/ it was relevant to us. 

AND two other verses that I wrote down for that day (March 12), in my journal—because like I said, it made an impact—were two verses from church this past Sunday, which was also a huge standout day for me.  (“Wait patiently on the Lord; be strong, take heart, and wait for the Lord” from Psalm 27, and “Trust in my father, trust also in me. My father’s house has many rooms...” from John 14.)

IT IS SO WILD. All the connections, between her story and mine, between God’s message to me then and now. I wonder how many of these connections I miss every day simply because I’m not paying attention or taking the time to slow down and reflect.  

“There are two ways to see the world,” said Einstein. “One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other, as though everything is.” 

I prefer the latter.  

A hodgepodge of things

A hodgepodge of things

Top Three

Top Three