Welcome to Zimbabwe…

Have you ever been afraid to do something, but decided to do it anyway? That’s how I felt when I planned my 6-week mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa when I graduated from Bible School 20 years ago. I wasn’t going in a group. I was meeting up with missionaries over there and helping them for 6 weeks. Just little ‘ole me…all by myself. But I felt the Lord tug my heart to do it, so off I went. It wasn’t without it’s challenges, and to be honest, I was ready to just turn around and go home when I got there, but God was with me, encouraging me, and I really learned a lot about TRUST…

It’s a nail biter….

As I sit here trying to write this post, the Bama vs. Oklahoma game is on the TV. Half the room here is for Bama and half is for Oklahoma. One person is singing the theme song for Oklahoma the musical and one is singing Sweet Home Alabama. It’s actually kind of funny. Me, I’m just enjoying good football. We are 45 seconds from the half, and it’s hard to tell who is going to end up winning this game. The potential is there for it to go either way. It’s quite the nail biter…

Potential OR Realization…you pick!

All these years we have avoided the fundraisers at school. You know the ones…you have to sell things…er, I mean your KIDS have to sell things. This year, however, my daughter REALLY wanted to do it. If you sold so many items, your name would be entered into a drawing to win $150. She was saving for something, and the thought of winning that money sounded great to her. I tried to talk her out of it (I know…bad mom award) and told her that although the potential was there for her to win IF she sold enough items, she still may not win it. It’s a drawing after all. Well, wouldn’t you know it? She sold just enough items AND lo and behold, she won the money. (Now we will have to sell every year. Lucky me!) LOL! But potential turned to reality for her.