Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Making it happen

Quick update...

I'm doing. Like was so beautifully put in the comments section of my last entry... I can't just wait for something to happen. I have to start.

Here's where I've begun. I am currently volunteering in a leadership role for the Catholic 20-somethings group at St. Ann's here in Coppell. I'll be helping lead the bible study and the praise and worship night. I'm super excited about both, as this ministry is near and dear to my heart. Last night was my first event with them; Theology on Tap. It was a resounding success and I'm even more fired up about being a part of it all.

I'm helping out a mom from St. Ann's with her 5 children (2 sets of twins!) and am learning a lot about multi-tasking and make believe.

Ecuador is still an option. One of my dearest friends is very encouraging and will hopefully go with me, even if it's for a short time.

I have an interview for a real job on Monday (say a prayer) and am sending out my resume this evening for another possible job.

Today was a day when I was frustrated with how things are panning out. Oh me of little faith. How quickly I forget that if God brings me to it He'll see me through it. The following verse is a beautiful reminder to me that I MUST trust. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know well the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give a future full of hope." Yes. I claim that verse as my own. God does have a plan... and it is for me, for my happiness, which HE can provide so much more fully for me than I can for myself. Please continue to pray that I'm open to the work Christ is doing in me.

Alright... this was a short entry indeed. The fam is leaving bright and early in the morning to go to Rhode Island for Rebecca's Consecration. She is taking her first promises to be a Consecrated Lay Woman in the Regnum Christi movement. I'm so proud of her. Jamon, Tricia and Jacob are all flying in as well. This is going to be a great weekend. I'll post pictures next week.

All my love,


Lisa said...

Hi, Jessica!

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, thinking of you and your family, so proud and so humbled, sitting there watching Rebecca take her vows. God Bless each and ever one of you as you travel and partake in this wonderful event.

Love you!

Lisa said...

Okay, so I know that one might expect someone from my state, Oklahoma, to actually say "each and EVER one of you" as I did in my first post, which, obviously, was a typo that should have read "each and EVERY one of you."

Rachal said...

Hey Jessica!! I don't have a way to get in touch with you. I am in Dallas this weekend!! Give me a call if you get this: 850-774-8662. I had no idea you left. I'd really like to talk with you. After I left, I kinda went into a black hole. I'm back on track now, finally, and have some plans laid out, God-willing they go through. Hope to hear from you.