I often get my mind in gear for several items at the same time while trying to complete what's already on my plate. Does this happen to others? I am contemplating starting a podcast that will give a little boost for the day to my readers before heading out for whatever you may be doing; working, babysitting, exercising, golfing, or simply beginning your day with nothing particular on the schedule except the cup of coffee in your hand.
Having a positive thought and word of encouragement to begin your day might be what is needed for the majority of us. So I thought I would put it out there and see what my readers think. Would you use a short podcast that gives that type of message? It might begin once or twice a week until I got a grip on what I'm doing and then I might be able to include special guests that will do the same. Anyway, it's a thought (or brainstorm idea) so let me know what you think. And by the way, I would need a short title...ideas? I'm liking "Before you go", but I'm totally open to other thoughts. If I choose another's title, you will be receiving a copy of my new book which I hope will be out by late fall.
Thank you to all my special readers and encouragers! You guys are the best!
Just wanted to share with my readers that I have joined the organization for Christian Women's Speakers. If you would like to browse the site, go to www.Womenspeakers.com and type in Cookie White and see what happens! Last year a lovely group of ladies about 15 miles south of our location found me on the site!
This year Gary and I decided to join in and see what the Lord might have in store. We look forward with great anticipation with what will transpire over the next twelve months! If your church is looking for a speaker for your women's ministry group, let us know through the website or through the Speakers website.
God bless, my friends!
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14
Okay, it's almost Mother's Day and that can be a tough time for those who are experiencing Mother's Day for the first time without their moms' presence on this earth. I've been reading your posts and they are beautifully written poems and sentiments. It's brought joy and sadness all the same wrapped up in a box that tears at my heart.
You see, as some of those who follow my blogs have read, my mom is still alive and well...at least she's physically present and I'm ever so fortunate and blessed by that fact. In fact, God continues to bless us through her amazing prayers, although the beast of dementia claws away at her mental capacities. During our lucid conversations we often reflect back to those "good old days" and the experiences and joys we've shared. Often those times include memories of church.
A song came on the radio recently that had me reminiscing of those past days. This melodic song spoke of going to church as a reflection. It literally thrust me back to the days of my youth when my parents and other families started a brand new church. I flashed back to tent revivals in the parking lot, baptisms in the small baptistry, the church choir with our director waving his arms with great vigor, the hell fire and brimstone preaching, the continual re-dedications after each service while the invitation hymn was played and all the amazing memories that have made me who I am. You see, regardless of what happens in my life, my senseless actions as a young adult or my hopefully maturity as a grown woman, I actually hunger and thirst to be in church. That was planted long ago.
So, this Mother's Day, I am giving a shout out to all those moms who raised kids "back in the day" and for products of that legacy who are raising or who have tried their best to raise kids in the same fashion. None of us as moms are perfect, but as long as we lift up our concerns and keep on, keepin' on for the cause of Jesus Christ, we'll once again be going home, and goin' to church with Jesus singing in the heavenly choir!
Happy Mother's Day!
Coming from an event of serving last evening, my heart is full of blessings. But with every opportunity of service given by my Lord and Savior concerns are often shared of hearts that are heavy and burdened for loved ones. Most of the time the journey of patience is difficult when desiring answers to prayer requests.
When I heard this song by Lincoln Brewster this past week I was so touched because we all wait for answers. Some answers we will never get a response, some maybe in time, but in the meantime we need to continue to worship and remember God is faithful and He always keeps His promises.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful music and heart warming lyrics.