Longing for some "thoughts"...offering a give away in exchange for them!!

sadness

I'm working feverishly and down-to-the-wire on a retreat for this weekend where I will be talking about the fact that HE CHOSE ME (or as I'd like to say) HE CHOSE US or HE CHOSE YOU...

The underlying theme is the bride of Christ which has had me wrestling greatly.  I think because I have seen time and time again how terribly rocky marriage can be and how disappointing it can be as well....for so many.....and for me at times....so I never wanted my talks at the retreat to be centered around marriage.

Anyway, I've been subbing during the day this week and trying my best to teach about quotation marks, and italicizing the appropriate words in sentences, and all sorts of language arts things while at the same time being consumed emotionally with Scriptures about God's faithfulness and our need for His constant love and adoration.

Then in the afternoons I've been running the carpool service back and forth to the middle school for practices and then coming back to the middle school to stay for the evening games....

which has been an opportunity to listen to some good KLove music as well as "think" a bit.

But now I'm down to the TRUE LAST WIRE!

I'm right up against the ticking clock, and I feel like God is pushing me in a different direction all of the sudden with some of my message and I am so deeply in thought and prayer that I need to ask for your prayers as well.

I also would be THRILLED with any insight you have on the Bride of Christ or the fact that HE CHOSE ME or HE CHOSE US or HE CHOSE YOU!!!!

I'm truly open!

And truly thankful for anyone who posts anything.

So thankful that if you post, I will place your name in a drawing for a book that I was honored to be a contributing writer in recently called "HUGS BIBLE REFLECTIONS FOR WOMEN."  In the book, I shared a story from Nick's hospital experience about how God was there for us at a moment when we needed him desperately!!  And how prayer got us through a very long and emotional night.

Thanks for sharing any comments, thoughts, Scriptures!

I know that this weekend is God's!  The devil has done everything he can think of to distract me.  But he will not win!



7 Comments:

Anonymous Jody Ellett said...

One of mt favorite quotes is "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called!" I love the idea that God will equip me with whatever I need to do the job He has called me to do. I just finished a small group where we watched the Passion series and to make a long story short, the speaker (Louie something) talks about how huge our world is and how insignificant we really are...but we mean everything to God...down to the hairs on our heads....because we are called to bring glory to Him! I will be praying for you and Donette this weekend... it sounds like an amazing time!

Blogger Rose said...

Tammy,

I will definitely give it some thought. At the moment I don't have any specific Scripture but I do remember when I went through the RCIA to complete my Confirmation as a Catholic that the theme was "Called by Name" and that same year when the verse was read about one sinner returns there is much rejoicing in Heaven. I think that thinking of God in these terms, it becomes so personal, and how He loves us and 'knew us before we were born', also that not a sparrow falls that he doesn't know about. The hairs on our head are numbered. I can find all the references, I'm sure you already know all those. It is what comes to mind at the moment. I hope that helped and I will email any other thoughts after really giving it a day to mull over. I hope your talk goes well!

Anonymous Mom & Dad N said...

We are lifting you up in our prayers. Looking back we can see God's loving arms helping through the rough places. After 47 years of marriage it is clear how God has carried us in the past. But somehow today and tomorrow are still full of difficult challenges. Marriage takes work every day. Our relationship with God takes work every day. God bless you, Tammy.
If you see anyone from "The Burg" say 'Hi' for us!

Blogger natalie said...

Tammy,

Praying your conference goes well! I think, because God chose us, it really all goes back to our faith. Faith is not knowing what will happen next but knowingWHO will take care of what happens next!

Love,
natalie

Blogger Tammy Nischan said...

I'm loving all your comments! It helps me to hear new angles, new thoughts.....thank you!

Please share more! Love you all!

Blogger Bonita said...

Tammy, I have no words of wisdom, but I'm praying for you right now. I truly believe that the Holy Spirit will give you the words to say when you speak.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check your email, that is where I sent my thougths this evening. Know you are daily in my Prayers.
ms. carol

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