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Friday, May 23, 2014

Linking Up with Lisa-Jo and Rwanda

Every week Lisa-Jo hosts a link up inspiring people to write with no inhibitions for five minutes about a topic of her choosing. Here is my contribution this week.

Topic: CLOSE as in not far away.

Ready.

Steady.

Write.

Close. It's exactly what I am feeling I need to be with my husband. Today is the day he received his lay off notice. His second in three years. He's angry that after nearly a decade of being a fire fighter his reward is that he is no longer needed. So close devil. You thought you had a foot hold, but ye be wrongo. We celebrated over a grilled dinner in the backyard and s'mores. I will stay close and offer whatever encouragement he needs from me. And God will remain close as we navigate the next few weeks of looking for jobs and a new home.
Sometimes when your enemy is looking you in the face, so close that you can feel the steam streaming from his nostrils, you answer with a bold and audacious faith. Sometimes you hole up and find a happy place, but that behavior won't offer glory to God. So I am taking the crazy route. The faith building and risk it all route. So, I am trying my hardest to get to Rwanda. you can help. Please click on the link below and simply click VOTE above my head.
The trip takes place in July. I have five kids, and never could manage a trip of this magnitude, but as it turns out, my husband will be available to help with them. He's wide open actually. Thank you for helping me get there. You can vote everyday until Wednesday. When I say I want to go, I mean today I made little hand outs and walked my neighborhood of used to be strangers and asked them to vote for me.

VOTE FOR SHONTELL

STOP

You too can join in with this link up. Here

4 comments:

Amelia Caple said...

Hey I voted for you ! Good luck with every thing and God always has a plan :) The devil is a liar and He will reward you for your faith. My sister in Christ please remain positive, I will be praying for your family.

Be blessed,

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Kelli Moore said...

Visiting from FMF. Amelia is right - God will reward your faith. And I voted too! Blessings.

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

Praising God for bringing open doors even closer to you.
I loved your post and I think it is wonderful how you and your husband are not giving the devil even a moment of a foothold. You will all be in my prayers.
Stopping by from FMF and now I am off to vote. I understand how support can make a difference. It is because of many friends and even a few acquaintances have made it possible for me to go to this year's She Speaks. Okay...now I'm really off to vote.

God bless you.

shontell said...

Oh man!! Thank you girls so much. And Kelly, amazing! I'm so glad you get to go!