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Bloggers have been meeting every month at Lake Hart this year for tips, networking, and encouragement. After our last get-together, Maggie Bruehl wrote me an eMail that I thought I’d […]
It takes time, but I believe it’s worth the effort to serve a little holiday cheer to the virtual guests who visit your blog, just as you would to those guests who visit your home.
As a people person and a busy mom, I often feel fragmented when different segments of life seem stitched together by various interactions with family and friends, whether in person or through technology. Tweets, play dates, coffee dates, Facebook chats, blog posts, after-school programs, or church activities are all good things, but no matter how completely connected I am, part of me misses out on being mentored. I realized I could benefit tremendously by learning from someone who knows womanhood well.
Last April, I started preparing my heart for the Day of Prayer, reflecting on the goodness and majesty of God. Almost immediately, the Lord laid it on my heart to ask for prayer requests from our donor team. I put together a short explanation of the Day of Prayer and included an invitation for them to send us their prayer requests.
God then lead me to include others. I re-wrote the letter for this group to re-introduce myself and let them know we would be honored to pray for them on the global day of prayer. I pulled out business cards from people I’d met briefly at ball games, the eMail address of my son’s scoutmaster, and others. I collected all these possible names, not knowing if the eMail addresses were correct or whether they would remember me. I was also sure that many of these people were not necessarily Christians. I sent about 180 eMails out on Monday morning.