Redeeming the Table in Other Places
It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and I'm looking at my overflowing perverbial plate wondering how I'm to get everything done. Once it hits mid-November, we begin running with birthdays until early January. One of those birthdays is Ben's, which is Wednesday. I hate how close his birthday is to Thanksgiving & the madness of the holidays closing in as we swim up for air. As wife & partner to such an amazing person, I want to celebrate him, even though he doesn't require it.
This is where the plate starts overflowing with too many side dishes. I have offered my baking services for hire for Thanksgiving desserts this year. I gave myself a deadline of Wednesday by 5:00pm, in order to ensure I would be free for the rest of the evening with my family. Yet, it reminds me of those busy quarters in college where I wondered how I could possibly get it all done. Prayers--I covet them.
In order to sit down with a well-balanced meal without getting a stomach ache, I need to limit my social media & blogging time to pay tribute to family and other obligations. However, I wanted to direct you to some exciting partnerships I'm contributing for or have already.
In the summer time, Heather (who is editor of RFH) contacted me about contributing a piece on hospitality for their new eMagazine to be released in September. I was excited about the opportunity & completely humbled. In that issue I wrote about how to pursue a hospitable life. I'm excited to join the RFH team by contributing another piece on being confident in our hospitality, which is due to release January 1st. Please come & check out the magazine either through the reader on the website or through Amazon. I would love for you to support me in this endeavor & even give feedback to help grow the magazine.
Upon my six hour layover in the O'Hare airport, I met Denise who was going to the Relevant conference as well. We ate lunch together, while sharing our heart stories. Who knew that we only live a couple hours away from one another. She is launching a new site called 'Sisters in Bloom' in February 2012. There are 32 contributing writers. The mission is:
women here to encourage the hearts of others, and build community and connections.
Support by liking the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SistersInBloom You will stay updated on the release of the site & check out the other writers. I'm looking forward to being apart of this group of dynamic ladies with various walks, stories & backgrounds; yet, we are coming together unified as lovers of Jesus.