Thursday, July 11, 2013

A stirring

For those who have followed my blog for any length of time you know my story. You know why I share it and you know what has come from it.  
One of the biggest things that has is Project Hope

I know I haven't mentioned it in a while. Life has been busy. With 3 kids, a church plant, a business and so many other things in between, I haven't been able to give Project Hope the attention I would love to. 

To an extent there is some guilt there. Because it is something I am so passionate about. Something that stirs my soul and makes me want to run full speed ahead with all of the dreams and ideas I have for it. 

It's a huge part of my heart to minister to women who have lost a baby. 
I've said it before, but its so true...
.If I could hug every single one of y'all who has ever lost a baby, I would. 
I'm a hugger and some times when I don't know what else to say, I just hug. 
Or I'll squeeze your arm. Which is my second choice. 
You may or may not know this about me if you've met me before.

But that's what Project Hope does. It comforts and brings hope to women I will never meet but can only pray are touched with His healing and HOPE. 
I may not be able to run full speed ahead right now, but I can still keep walking. Keep taking  steps forward. And right now I'm just praying for what the next one is. 


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Even in the slowness of my walk,  God continues on.  He uses the heart and stories of Project Hope and I am continually amazed with each email I receive, or phone call that I get.
It is in those moments that he gently whispers to me that He is still working, even when I'm not able to do everything I'd like to be. 

I wanted to share this video with y'all.  Kelly contacted me a few months ago about getting Project Hope in her city. This past spring 100 women got together and created 30 Project Hope memory boxes that were then donated to area hospitals. 


It just amazes me to see how God will use whatever is in your hands, whatever you have to give, no matter how little or how much. 
He will use it.
I constantly have to remind myself that it's not an "all or nothing" thing. 
That my little bit I have to offer is enough. 
Because He is enough. 

That right there makes me fall more in love with Jesus and lets me rest a little more knowing it's not about my own works, or how much I'm doing. 
Praise Jesus for that.

This past week I shipped off a Project Hope memory box to a woman who's friend lost her baby boy after only living for an hour.  I may not know that woman, but I know that her soul is broken and her heart is questioning. She may not ever get her answers but I pray she clings to hope, and that that becomes enough until the day she holds her sweet boy again.

Life is often pretty loud. Especially right now. But in the quiet moments, when my thoughts are quiet and my spirit is still, Project Hope is what begins to stir at my heart.
I know there is something big on the horizon for it.

I'm not hear to tell you what that is. Because I don't know right now. 
I'm just sharing my heart and praying that those of you who share my same heart for this, would pray for His direction too and that you'll join along side me as He leads.


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4 comments:

  1. Praying! Can't wait to see what's next. And what part He will allow me to play in it with you!

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  2. Love this. Love the idea of Project Hope, it has the power to change lives! Can't wait to see where it goes...

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  3. so glad God is stirring in you about all this again. Not sure if you know, but we just lost our third a few weeks ago. It was harder than the first two bc I had to go into labor and "deliver" and everything. I even thought of you and how I wished I had had a little Hope box. :) I want to help you with this friend. Ill email you soon. love you. miss you!

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