I don't really talk about it much, but I serve as the Assistant Director of our local Christian homeschool group. It is a lot of work, but I have always found it very rewarding. I believe very much that the Lord called our family to homeschool and I feelstrongly about encouraging other parents in their homeschool journey.
Every year in the spring we have a board meeting where we re-elect board members. Last year something happened and feelings were hurt. We tried to handle it in a Christ-like matter.
On the surface the situation was resolved. However, I am now realizing there were deeper spiritual ramifications. I regret that I have not spent more time in prayer for our group. My raw emotions feel like I have not done a very good job as a leader.
We have our annual board re-elections this Thursday. Most of our board members are stepping down. They each have their own reasons and that's ok. I understand it is time for them to move on. But I see it as a sympton of those deeper spiritual issues.
I also see it as a call to prayer.
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
So I am stepping away from my online world this week. I will not be on Twitter or Facebook. Chelle at Chasing the Divine will be hosting Weight Loss Wednesday for me this week.
Instead I will spend that time in prayer.
I will be praying for God's peace in our group that we may be united as one and love one another with His love. I will ask for His direction in the selection of new board members and our activities for the coming year. Ultimately it is His group and I pray that we are sensitive to His leading.
Thank you, sweet friends, for understanding my time away.