Fears are like . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chcicklit Power and thanks for joining me today. I’ve kind of steered a bit away from the kayak, but I’m staying the course as it relates to fears, so bear with me and I will get back to the kayak story. Grab your coffee and come on in. I’m about to have a meltdown!

So after we got back to Greg and Susan’s house, I did have a meltdown. I was having an emotional fit, kicking and screaming from within over this assignment. Kim and Susan did the best and only thing they could do in the midst of my fit; they led us in prayer. That worked wonders! 🙂

The following day we actually went to a couple of their classes with them and I loved it. Can you imagine starting a class, especially in such a huge university, with prayer? Wow, what a way to learn. I have to share with any and all who I ever get the chance to share with about this adventure that all of the professors I encountered were absolute gentle giants, incredibly approachable and kind. I would love to learn under these circumstances of a Biblical worldview and with these amazing people.

As the evening approached, I had begun to get a bit nervous again, but I knew that I knew I was supposed to be here. Why? I had no idea, and to be honest, I still don’t. All I know is He has sent me and here I am. I met several people before it began and then Susan asked me if I would like to go into the prayer room. I accepted the invitation immediately. Ever since preparing for this event, I’ve heard over and over, “Speak to their hearts, not their intellect.”

Well, that’s what I did, and it wasn’t any different from any other speaking I’ve done because heart issues are universal, not state, county or even city-specific. As I scanned the sea of faces of women, I saw hearts and felt the prayers of many of you as I engaged them in laughter, and then followed it with honesty and life’s revelations from life experienced.

When I had finished, I hugged every last one of them, and prayed with a few of them. I was humbled by the way they so willingly received me, blessed me and encouraged me with their testimonies of having been encouraged through it all.

I still have no idea why He sent me for He could have sent so many others in my place. As Kim professes, she believes the reason for the trip is to come because we made some amazing contacts as I overcame my fear of speaking to the wise.




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2 Responses to “Fears are like . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    How wonderful to hear how the Lord went before you both and soothed that inner doubt. I totally agree with Kimmie V., there was more to this mission then just the speaking engagement. You crossed your Jordan and are on your way to the Promised Land that God has set in place for the Ministry.

    Love and Blessings, Nanny-Mom

  2. Heather Day Gilbert says:

    So glad you enjoyed your visit to VA! And the stones were such a great reminder! Don’t ever fear speaking, because you do a great job! What a blessing to finally meet you!