I'm immersed in study about narrative counseling for our upcoming conference: Equipping to Educate, Stories that Help, Stories that Heal. I find these preparations both exciting and challenging!
I've also begun counseling/mentoring/coming alongside others on campus, including agreeing to an e-mail correspondence,for the encouragement of someone in a far distant land.
The plans for the trips to Yap and Palau are under way.
We're up to draft 4 of the counseling curriculum for the seminary.
I'm back on the worship team at LCG. Singing on a team reminds me that I really do miss this ministry, so I am extra grateful that God gives me some opportunity to serve in this way here.
There has also been some major walking, some socializing and of course, snorkeling.
Amazing how fast being busy takes over!
As things revved up, I came right up against a crisis of trust--trust in God, trust in others and trust in myself. Of course when the first of those "trusts" is out of whack the rest just follows along. On the other hand a large dose of not trusting someone else, or myself can (and did) kick me right into the loop of distraction and I wound up discovering myself disconnected from trust in God anyway! .Funny how that all works. Fear-mired distrust like this can slow me down to a paralytic crawl. Good thing He loves me anyway, and that love doesn't tolerate fear.
God provided me with wonderful support; be it my morning Scripture reading and lessons, the sermons, (a great one from Pastor Steve Bradley who is here on campus this semester), the encouraging chats with Joe, Lisa and my wonderful husband, or just stopping to drink in His creation and listen to that still voice encouraging me to take heart and trust in the One who never disappoints.
Enjoy the videos!