My sister-in-law Marj was instrumental in connecting me with a retreat-planning committee that organized a “Day of Reflection.” I was one of the breakout session speakers, presenting The Contemplative Mom: Restoring Rich Relationship with God in the Midst of Motherhood.She attended my session and described it from her perspective in a post entitled “Ann, God, and a watch that beeps” on her new blog, AcmeBanana.blogspot.com. The session lasted 1 hour, 15 minutes.That’s a long time to speak.Lots of words. Lots of ideas.She picked just one to highlight.And the interesting thing?My watch beeped just as I was typing, “She picked just one to highlight.”When you read her post, you’ll see why I find that noteworthy.
Stretch Mark Mama says
Man, one of these days I’ve GOT to get myself on a speaking circuit. I just LOVE. TO. SPEAK. IN. PUBLIC. Thinking about hearing you speak reminded me of the times I’ve done the same myself. Conferences, wahooski!
Interesting idea – we actually moved our icon “corner” into our sunroom – alot of live happens in the sunroom – we enter our home through the front doors and we hangout as a family and friends. Seeing the icons in the midst of the ebb and flow of our days helps to remind me that God is at the centre of our lives.
Well, you are the woman….to talk in front of a group of women without so much as a nervous twitter, or heartpound…I don’t know why, but I have the hardest time with that type of thing…
I did a devotional for our pastor’s daughter last year at her wedding shower….and it made me a nervous wreck for the month leading up to it…by the grace of God, I was able to do it…
but I always am envious, in an admiring way, of people who can do this without a hitch…
and I love the beep idea…
Thanks for directing me to your sister-in-laws Blog and her post about the beeping watch. That is sooooo awesome.
I am sooooo going to have to get a beeping watch!!! But until such time as I get said watch, I will have to Make-Do.
I have a wonderful clock on my living room wall that chimes on the quarter hour. I will be listening for it and try to keep Christ foremost in my mind.
Thanks so much for such a wonderful tip. I need it now more than any other time in my life. My two children (a teen and a pre-teen) need a mother that is in tune with God and guided by him through the Holy Spirit.