Cute Shoes Online Discussion ~ Week Three
I will post the Discussion Questions for this week tonight. If you haven’t responded to Weeks One and Two, feel free to catch up while you are waiting! I’m LOVING walking through these chapters with you!
I’m just now joining y’all, so I will get myself caught up here…
Week 1 Q1: I grew up in a pastor’s family, and I absolutely loved serving with my parents when I was in grade school and middle school. I longed to grow up and be a pastor’s wife and mom. (Instead of playing “house” like most little girls, I played “pastor’s wife and mom” and help pretend church services!) After I got married, my husband and I decided the military was a better option for him and to make a long story short, the Holy Spirit tracked us down 4 years later and led us back to bible college and now the minstry. My heart was overjoyed the day we made the decision to leave “normal life” and head to bible college and on to ministry, it was one of the most freeing and happiest days of my life.
Week 1 Q2: Called to Participate resonates most with me! I love being involved in people’s lives and helping them to live out the principles in scripture and put their trust and focus in Christ along the way.
Week 2 Q1: Tempted to change my style? YES! Some well-meaning ladies gave me clothes, some pressured me to wear the classic “homeschool mom jumper”…ugh! For a while I gave in to the pressure assuming this must be what I’m supposed to wear, the God reminded me that it’s not about what we wear, it’s about how we love and serve. Now when I am told “you don’t look like a pastor’s wife…you’re so stylish and cute!” I say ” thank you very much!”
Week 2 Q2: Sober would probably be the quality I struggle with. A woman of God does not have to skip the fun to be “spiritual”.
Week 2 Q3: Three areas I feel pressure to do or be different from my giftedness? Teach preschool sunday school… I love to teach, and I have fun with the little ones, but my heart longs to teach and get into the hearts of older kids or women. Right now, it would also be to take a “back seat” in women’s ministry. Our church now isn’t really into doing alot in that area, and I feel lost, however, I am beginning to realize God is just giving me extra time to develope my writing (I feel called to be a writer and speaker and have been gifted in these areas)
Thanks so much for the encouragement you give!