Two months ago, I sat at my kitchen desk nestled under the corner windows and had a conversation through the wonders of Google Hangout with a friend on the opposite side of the country. With one heal balanced on the edge of my chair, knee tucked up against my chest, l leaned in close to my computer screen so I could see the deep blue of my coworker’s eyes and not miss a word of her awesome jumbled accent. I leaned in because that’s what I would do if we were sitting across from each other with caramel lattes in real life.
I leaned in because I knew that what she was saying was life-changing. For both of us.
One month ago, I sat on my living room couch facing the twinkling Christmas tree and through the wonders of Facebook Live watched and listened to that friend share the news with a private group of friends. With feet propped on the ottoman and laptop balancing on my cozy-blanket-covered lap, I took deep breath after deep breath, savoring each word. Taking in the fullness of the moment.
I wanted to breathe in the meaning. Lean in to the gift of this unexpected page of the story.
Today, I’m sitting on my back porch. Outside is always the place I best breathe in, lean in to God. Today that friend on the Google Hangout and Facebook Live wrote a blog post.
Today, Lisa-Jo Baker is sharing with the online world that God has called her to step out of her role as community manager of (in)courage and He has called me to step into it — to help lead and serve and cast new vision for my favorite community of women.
You can read Lisa-Jo’s beautiful words today at (in)courage — and a few of mine too — to learn more what this means and how it all came about. (I really hope you will.)
Tomorrow, I will get on an airplane and fly to Arkansas to meet at DaySpring’s headquarters with the (in)courage staff team to dream and pray and plan for this new season ahead. Will you join us in prayer?
My pastor often reminds us that God is always the hero of the story. Even if other major characters are present, the hero role always belongs to Him.
I am deeply humbled and honored. I am overwhelmed with great joy for the privilege of being invited to play this key role in the work at (in)courage. But as deep as my assurance is that God has prepared the way and opened this door, even deeper is my conviction that He is the sole hero of this story.
Because changing lives, loving His daughters, bringing messages of hope, truth, and grace has the Author’s signature all over it.
What wild grace that I get to be a part.