And can I just hear an "All right, Nancy!" for posting on a day that's not even SCHEDULED? I mean, how 'bout THAT? Just sayin . . .
Anyway, I've been reading your responses to yesterday's post and feeling an even stronger nudge to do this worry series. PAIGE came up with the original idea, and all of you who have commented have begun to shape it in my mind. So in essence, YOU are planning it, and I thought it made sense to keep you, well, posted!
Here's what we have so far in terms of the topics you worry about (and specifics were okay, RACHEL; besides, none of us ever expects YOU to be "succint." Tee-hee!)The number next to each is how many times it was mentioned in a comment:
THE FUTURE 12
WHAT OTHERS THINK 5
THE PAST 2
Let's proceed this way:
1. If you haven't posted your areas of worry, please do. You can vote for the ones on the list that apply to you and/or add new ones. Just start your comment with THIS IS MY FIRST LIST
2. If you've already posted but an item(s) on the list is one you now realize you do worry about, post that/them in a comment. Just start your comment with THIS IS AN ADD-ON
Meanwhile, since there are 10 topics listed and I don't really want to omit any of them, I'll be thinking of ways we might combine some of them. I actually think TIME and SPIRITUALITY will be woven throughout. We'll see.
Just make sure I hear from you by 2:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday (tomorrow), U.S. Central Time
I am SO eager to get started on this with all of you -- the "regulars", those of you who haven't psoted in a while, and those who are new -- welcome MARLEE!!! This series is huge, so please know that I'm praying about it as I prepare. I hope you'll do the same, which leads us to . . .
3. Please pray for God's guidance in this journey toward Him. If you want to post your prayer, that would be lovely. If not, that's okay too. I'm going to be thinking of all of you as if you're in that prayer circle in the picture above -- joining hands as sisters in Christ in an adventure of freedom.
OH, and a fun thing: today is Shrove Tuesday, the last day before Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. It's traditional to feast on crepes -=- in the U.S. we lean more toward pancakes. We're having a small gathering tonight so we can eat my husband's which are the best ANYWHERE. Baby Maeryn will eat no other, as we found out during a minor meltdown at Cracker Barrel a few weeks ago when she refused what they served her because they were not, "Papa's cakes." You can't blame her.