Thursday, October 25, 2012

31 Days of Story {Day 26} A Five Minute Friday edition :: Voice

Writing LIVE tonight at Allume, a blogging conference....
I cannot even describe how amazing it is to be IN THE ROOM with this amazing group of women. When I say that THIS IS MY FAVORITE LINKUP ON THE WEB...I am not lying or saying it to gush or be nice.

The women here are beautiful and generous and brave.
{I am adding these words after I have written as I listen to some of them share their words...SO MUCH POWER!!}

Without further is my 5 minute offering as a part of my ongoing 31 day journey....

Five Minute Friday

I was just a freshman.
Just eighteen years old.
Longing for a place to find my way in the midst of the crowded campus.
A chaplain, maybe?

I applied.
I got the right reference letters.
My chaplain said it was a done-deal.

Then I got that letter.
You know the one.
The one that is like a pink slip.
The "thin" envelope.

What is wrong with me?
Why was I not chosen?
She told me that everyone gets picked unless something is really wrong with you.

So I must really be wrong....

It's funny how God knows different.
How He writes YOUR story
How He gives you information ONLY when you need it.
When its necessary.

Corrie ten Boom said that her Father only gave her the train ticket WHEN she needed to board the train.

6 months later, I got my train ticket.
A different kind of notice.
A phone call
From the Top Lady on Campus herself.

{finishing the story.....}

" this message for real?
Did Brenda Coomer really call ME?
The women's chaplain of the ENTIRE campus!"

But it was real.
And she was inviting me.
To join the team.
To share my voice.
Among the many.
To love on the women God would place in my care.
To give them a voice.

So, of course, I said, YES!

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ro elliott said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Link-up neighbor....I love the quote from Corrie ten Boone...and have a wonderfully blessed time~

Missindeedy said... Best Blogger Tips

How fun to be at Allume! That sounds like such an exciting time in your life. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Barbie said... Best Blogger Tips

God's timing is always perfect. So wonderful that you got to go hang with all of those beautiful ladies at Allume!

Jacque Watkins said... Best Blogger Tips

To know and trust in His perfect plan even when we can't SEE it...just beautiful! And what a joy to be here with you :)

Tanya Marlow said... Best Blogger Tips

Fab story!

keltrinswife said... Best Blogger Tips

God knows best--be blessed:)

Monica Steely said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this right here: "How He gives you information ONLY when you need it. When its necessary.” So true. Have an awesome time at Allume!

Sabrina said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait to read your Allume recaps!! (I'm presuming plural posts, because that much goodness and funness cannot be wrapped up in only one post, right?! Ha ha!)

Loved your post. Thanks for finishing the story and not leaving me hanging. This was a reminder to me that when we ask God for something and fully expect a yes because we think it's right, there is another answer. No might be more appropriate for that moment.

Doesn't mean that I can never use my voice or that I must stop. It's just not for that specific situation then.

Have fun!!

Wendy Douglas said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for sharing your story today friend. Love your heart. Blessings.

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