First time for everything

In about 12 hours from now, I’ll be headed down I-35 to the blessed state of Texas. My home. My old stomping grounds. The place where I got my first kiss, my first pimple, my first boyfriend, my first period. Did I say that outloud? The reason I will make this journey is because I’ve been asked to speak to a group of women at their ladies retreat. Two of my favorite gals are going too: Marcy Jackson and Keri Austin. Marcy is going because I simply didn’t want to do this without her anointed music. Keri is going because she’s just cool. I’ve been preparing for some time. My sweet, precious husband has offered to listen to my messages so that he can give me some pointers. I was going to let him at first but as the day approached I chickened out. He’s quite the master communicator and regularly gives feedback to our senior pastor on his messages. I just knew that he’d find plenty wrong with mine and quite frankly, I just didn’t think my insecure and nervous heart could take it. And to be honest with you, his opinion is the one that matters the most. Love that man. My pathetic prayer for weeks now has been, “Oh, Lord, please don’t let me suck.” How full of faith is that? Not much. However, this past week I have CHOSEN to believe that God is going to use lil ole me to accomplish something that He deems necessary at a camp down in central Texas. Where do you need to have faith? What’s going on in your life that is leading you up to the edge of the cliff? I’ll be at my cliff’s edge tomorrow night about 7:30.

10 thoughts on “First time for everything”

  1. Hey Cindy!!!I’m SO excited to have a new blog to stalk!!!:) Thanks for sharing!!! Have a wonderful time in Texas!!!Can’t wait to hear all about it!!!!:) kelly

  2. I am glad that you have entered into the blogshphere. If anyone should blog, it’s you! I look forward to rading your stuff. You definitely should have let Beall go over your message; however you have experience giving him feedback, which I have found to be as good of experience as receiving it.

    You will do awesome I will shoot one up for you.

    BTW- Thanks for the link love!

  3. Cindy,
    God has amazing things in store for you and all the women lucky enough to listen to you at the Ladies Retreat. Just be yourself and you will have hundreds of women dying to be your friend by the end of the weekend.

    Great idea to take Marcy and Keri along! But tell me….who of the three of you is the “responsible adult?” I’m thinking you three need a chaperone.

    Quite concerned.

  4. how’d it go??
    thinking of you!
    bet you’re having a blast!
    it’s so fun to be in the middle of God’s plan for you :)))

  5. You’re gonna be great! I’ll be thinking of you and say a special prayer too that you won’t suck 🙂 Let us know how it goes, good luck!

  6. Cindy,

    THIS IS A TEST…lol!!! Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your blog…so inspiring!!! Good luck this weekend!


  7. Kelly, Scott, Lisa, Lori, Katrina, Erin, Natalie and Robin!

    Thanks for your awesome and encouraging comments. It really made my night. I’ll give an update on the retreat in my next entry.

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