Monday, July 11, 2011

We Interrupt This Broadcast…

to bring you this very important update. 🙂

Did that get your attention?  I hope so.

How are you, my friends?  I hope all is well.  I figured it was time to bring you a little update on how my new home is coming along.  I believe I have finally found a blog designer.  Say a prayer please!  She was going on vacation just as I contacted her, so I guess I caught up with her just in time.  If all goes well, I will be on her calendar for the end of July/first of August.  That time frame works just fine with me, especially since I do have a place to live in the meantime.

I’m pretty excited!  I have no idea what my new digs will look like when it’s all said and done.  I just hope they look a lot like me!  I’m sure I’ll re-decorate again sometime down the road.  That’s just how we girls do.  For now, I’m just excited about this process and can’t wait for it to officially get started.  As always, I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, sometimes I get a little sad when I consider retiring Wisdom Virtue and Rubies.  Those words still carry a lot of weight with me, not to mention the sentimental attachment.  Several years ago when I led my first women’s small group, Wisdom, Virtue and Rubies was the title of the first lesson we studied together – a lesson God wrote through me.  To this day, leading that group was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.  My prayer is to get back to that place one day soon.  It was super cool!

I’m still praying about a special place for Wisdom Virtue and Rubies, since here is where it all began.  I’d love for it to be immortalized somehow, maybe as a chapter in a published book or study curriculum one day.  If I bring the words down to a personal level there are still volumes I could write about them.  I can reflect on the time in my life when I lacked wisdom, didn’t recognize my value and subsequently gave away my virtue.  Have you ever experienced a time like that?

Now it’s time to move on.  It’s time to move into a place of wholeness and freedom.  That’s what Completely You is all about.  I thought about those words one day, and I decided that for a woman to be secure in her identity in Christ there are 2 things she should know and 1 thing she should be able to do:

1.  A woman should be completely convinced that God loves her and considers her of great value.

2.  A woman should be completely confident that God created her for a special plan, with special gifts and talents, to walk out His special purpose of leading others to Him.  She was no accident.  She was created on purpose, for a purpose, and uniquely designed.

3.  A woman should be able to live completely carefree in the unique design with which God created her, embracing all aspects of her uniqueness!  For me, that could mean something as simple as embracing my small breasts and not so small hips and knowing that God purposefully designed me this way!  I’ll be honest.  It’s taking some time, but I’m getting there.

And I want you to get there, too.

Convinced.  Confident.  Carefree.

Completely You!