How are you??? Are you off to a good week?? :)
I'm feeling much better emotionally after Jake's accident. Thanks for your kind words and prayers!
I've been so excited to tell you about our trip to Nashville. (If you missed Part 1, including my husband's sweet message from Steven Curtis Chapman, recap here)
If you're wondering how I ended up in Nashville last week....
Last spring I taught a lesson from the Lukewarm Church in Revelation 3, particularly on how Jesus came to give sight to the blind.
(In fact, you can even watch it on Youtube - Part 1 starts here)
Anyway, now I am working with RBC Ministries to take these teachings and put them into a DVD/Bible study series (except rather than teach in front of women, I'll be teaching them on site in Turkey).
RBC also wants to include testimonies of women who are living with Red Hot Faith and weave their stories into my teachings.
When I was writing this "eye salve" message last year, I was drawn to Mary Beth Chapman's story. As I was thinking and praying about how Jesus came to give sight to the blind...I kept going back to her powerful book, "Choosing to SEE".
In case you are not familiar with Mary Beth or her story, here's a quick 3 minute recap. (You may want to grab a tissue - powerful!!)
As I was writing the "script" ~ I kept picturing someone "like" Mary Beth to share her story, because clearly Mary Beth Chapman would never be a part of the Bible Study. Her family's schedule is so full with their traveling and all - it'd never work.
Oh me of little faith!
As I sat in the interview, it was such an answer to my prayers. God is so good!
Listening to Mary Beth share her story was amazing. We laughed, we cried, we reflected on God's love and grace and strength in the midst of tragic, heart-wrenching circumstances.
I admire the Chapman's commitment and desire to "do hard" and to continually use their platform to point others to Christ, as well as share their heart for adoption. They are the real deal! :)
I also enjoyed hearing Mary Beth's stories of what she calls "bread crumbs of grace" - little reminders from God that He is with us in the midst of hard circumstances.
Here's Mary Beth...
"I could only see a few feet in front of me. If I could see any farther than that, the journey ahead would be too scary. But He was showing me all that I needed, just a few steps at a time...giving me little glimmers of grace...if I would choose to SEE them." -Choosing to SEE
I cannot wait for you to see the interview we captured last week. God is so good!
How about for you, my dear bloggy friends? Have you ever experienced "bread crumbs of grace" during your journey? Been through a season where you needed God to restore your sight?? I would love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*!!! God's richest blessings to you!
P.S. I'm linking up today with Jen and friends at Soli Deo Gloria. Be sure to check out this amazing sisterhood of women! :)