Wednesday, April 14, 2010
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes
I started hearing about this book from other PW's here and there and I thought...I better check it. Well...I have to admit...I am not a good reader and it takes me a long time to read a book. I'm...not...kidding. I was always in RAP lab in elementary and reading comprehension was something that I struggled with...but when I find something that I'm interested in...it helps.
A couple of months ago a good blogger and friend of mine...Loren...told me she had a surprise for me! Oh I love surprises! She dropped it off at the church with my hubs. And Guess what? It was this book! Yes! I was soo excited! I had not said a word to her about this book...God must have lead her to it! God does those little things for us you know...puts things in our lives to surprise and bless us! This book was exactly what I needed right now. For some time God has put it on my heart to mentor and encourage the younger Staff wives at our church...we now have 6 of them younger than me. Um..does that mean I'm getting old? Naahh! God has put many women in my life that have mentored me thru life as a PW...Pam Curran is top on that list!
I have been reluctant to mentor because I have always felt...well...kinda like a screw up really. And what business did I have mentoring others when I can't get it together some days myself? One thing I have always struggled with is...am I really worthy of this role of a PW? Why? Well...my past isn't the best... I was quite the former wild girl...I don't know all the bible...I say ridiculous things to people...I speak things that are on my mind when maybe I should just hush...people annoy me easily...I yell...I might actually slip a dirty word here and there...*gasp*...I could actually go on and on...but that's what Satan wants me to do really. He wants me to feel unworthy...not good enough so he can keep me from fulfilling the role God specifically choose me to do. In the last year he has brought many amazing PW's in my life that have spurred me on and gave me the confidence to "just do it". This book is the spring board God used to get me going down the path he has created me for. I absolutely know it! We had our first meeting last week and gave our testimony on how we got where we are now in ministry. I love these girls...they inspire me. You know...many times as a teacher you are taught more by your students than what you teach them...I see that happening thru our mentoring times together. I have my faults...which we all do...but I have a huge heart for the church & love seeing God work in the lives of those around me.
So thank you Loren for more than just the book...for supporting me in my position as a PW and encouraging me to be what God has called me to be. Thank you Lori Wilhite and the Loving and Leading it team for setting such a outstanding example of how to love your role as a PW. Thank you Lisa McKay for writing this book...I have enjoyed it so much.