Monday, September 29, 2008

tender mercies

Saturday night chris & I were chatting about the upcoming stake conference. our stake counselor had already warned us that the visiting general authority would be calling people out of the audience to speak/bear testimony. last night i expressed my distaste/hate of speaking especially on the spot and without preparation. ah! hate it....

So then Sunday I ran into our stake president in warsaw and he asked to talk with me during sunday school. we chatted and i thought he just wanted an update about yw's and our life since we have not seen him in a while. NO! He officially asked me to speak. 7-10 mins. on Standing in Holy Places. We had a good laugh about the coincidence of the situation. President is a great man and used to be our bishop! I still think this is so ironic and funny but stake conference is two weeks away and the reality of speaking in front of the stake and a general authority has not fully sunk in.... yet. AH! It will soon enough.

Please share if you have any thoughts or great insights about this topic. I would love any suggestions.

I call this a tender mercy because it is an example yet again that Heavenly Father knows me, my fears (speaking on the spot), my desires and my goals!

such a funny picture!

but i am also so grateful for chris and all that he does not only for me but for all those around him. HE is a great man and I appreciate how much he supports me and lets me run with even the crazy ideas that I have. He is the best!!!

I love you


Cyndi said...

It is so fun to see what you're doing. Your life sounds so exciting and refreshing. Do you want to trade? ha ha

I love all your traveling. I served a mission in South Africa, so of course your trip to Zambia looks amazing. There is something magical about Africa. It's hard to describe, but once you are there that place never leaves you.

Ummm...good luck on your talk. There is a great article in this month (or actually maybe it's October) Ensign about standing in Holy Places. You could check it out.

It seems like forever...a blurry memory of living in Huntsville. I do remember freezing someones underwear and how nice your family is.

Amber said...

That is such a cute picture of you and Chris. I agree with you, there is nothing worse than being to speak on the spot. Luckily that hasn't happened to me in awhile. Good luck with your talk.