Monday, March 28, 2016

Be you bravely

This year's Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) theme is "Be You Bravely". Just like last year , MOPS got it just right. It's the perfect message at the perfect time. 

See that message here: http://www.mops.org

When we left Tiskilwa we left behind friends, a church family we'd grown to love, a beautiful parsonage, the girls' schools, and my beloved MOPS group in Princeton.  

We've been filling in the gaps with new friends, more loving church family, a comfortable home, new schools.  But sadly, there's no new MOPS group for me. And with the kids back to school, I'm really feeling it's absence. It's hard to watch my old friends' Facebook news feeds full of MOPS meeting invitations and events. 

Sometimes I think I'm really good at the brave stuff.  It's the quiet and gentle I'm not so good at.  The waiting is hard. Starting over is hard. 

But I'll be brave.  

I'm praying for my old MOPS group, it's leaders and members, that they have a meaningful year and open themselves to the messages God has for them. And I'm praying for myself, that I can find (or create!) a group of women here in Neoga that I can learn from and journey with.  

What's the bravest thing you've done lately?  




1 comment:

  1. This resonates! I can so relate to what you've shared here. Especially the part about Facebook. It's a double-edged sword. It's such a great way to stay connected. But staying connected can also hurt. Know this. In the next year, God is going to overwhelm you with kindness. In a new way that you can only experience in these kinds of circumstances. He is going to amaze you with all of the details that will be worked out. Just for you. And you will grow in your faith in a way that you can only out of these kinds of circumstances. It will feel deeply personal. And I will be praying for you!

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