So, I recently had some headshots taken. You might wonder why on earth someone like me would need a formal headshot. Actually, there are plenty of reasons, even for a stay-at-home mom. Whether you have a direct sales business, are a blogger, or work with non-profits, you can never go wrong presenting an image of professionalism.
I have on occasion been invited to guest write on other blogs. Sometimes they request headshots to include with my bio. At some point, I decided that cropping everyone else out of a current family picture wasn’t good enough. It was time to bring in some professional help.
We are all called to ministry. Called to be the hands and feet of Jesus tending to the needs of those in our lives…the whole person…both physical and spiritual. I can make a list of those to whom I am called to minister. There is my husband, my sweet children, my Bible study group, my friends, my co-workers, my students, my neighbors, my barista….etc. But this spring I had the honor of a special assignment: minister to a missionary.
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
If we are all honest, we would admit that we struggle with the issue of pride in one way or another. I remember in college sitting with one of my Bible professors, Dr. Ken Neller, and asking him if I would get over my struggle with pride. Fast forward 15 years and I am still wondering the same thing.
As I have walked through Beth Moore’s book Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spriritual Strongholds, I have learned so much about pride.
Last week I told you about my new favorite book Surprised By Motherhood: Everything I never expected about being a mom by Lisa-Jo Baker.
In the book she talks about losing her mother at the age of 18. She reflects on different parts of her childhood as she tries to “piece together scraps” and parent her own children through memories.
One memory was of her mom showing up late to pick her up from school. She said that she could “smell the popcorn on her breath” and that she knew that her mother had been to the movies. Lisa went on to say:
Saving Grace is a local non-profit that is near and dear to my heart. It has been amazing to watch this ministry unfold. Becky Shaffer, the founder and CEO, grew up in the foster system and children’s homes. The LORD has had a calling on her life. He was able to take a broken past, completely redeem it for his glory, and has provided a future for many.
I have exciting news I am just dying to share with you, Friend!
I am starting a new adventure in the online world! It is podcasting and blog networking. I started my blog journey with Mosaic of Moms almost three years ago. It has come clear that my ministry calling is not just to moms but to all women.