Thursday, May 8, 2008

Doors Keep Opening...

I have been busy all week facilitating and teaching in a conference that trains nurses to be parish nurses/faith community nurses in their congregation. I have had no blog time or e-mail time. We wrapped it up this evening and I am exhausted. However, God has blessed me, opened another door, and I must steal a few moments to share. ..

A month ago I had mentioned that the acting chair for the department of nursing I teach in had nominated me for a $1000 scholarship for 'outstanding community service award' based on my part in the training of parish nurses in the community and students in our program. My plan was to use this for the 'She Speak' conference which is costing me around that much.

I have been working extra in a hospital to pay for the extra that my family needs and for the last 5 weeks I have been cancelled every time I signed up. Without the cushion of income coming in I was about ready to decide to cancel going to this conference as I have not been able to come up with hotel and flight money.

Just a few minutes ago I found out I got this scholarship $$$!! Yea!! I'm going to the P31 She Speaks conference in N. Carolina!! I do not know when I will receive this money but I am going to trust God it will come in time for me to book the flight I need and a room!! I do not know what is on the other side of this door and where this journey will take me in ministry but I am willing and I will go. In obedience I will seek His will. In faith I will walk through this door. He will lead the way and I will follow. I'm excited but at the same time nervous.
Pray this money comes to me soon. My type A personality is trying to be patient in making my final reservations. I know He will make it happen but a few of you hinting to Him for me never hurts!! Thank you and blessings!!

God is good!! I am so grateful for His blessing!!
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
~Rev. 3:8

In his Graces~Pamela

8 comments:

Richard's Ramblin's said...

Trust in the Lord & lean not on your own understanding!(missing the concordance to find where in the Bible) I had a similar situation on the way to a Church conference & had to pay a sizeable Income tax bill. My wife kept suggesting to cancel. The morning after our weekly prayer meeting, while shaving, as I hear the Lord, He whispered, your not willing to Trust in the Bank of Jesus Christ.
Wow, it all worked out according to His plan. I wrote the check and Trusted Him! Be encouraged! A Parish Nurse.

Kelley said...

Congratulations Pamela,
I am sooo glad this is working out for you! God gave me some miraculous provision as well that is allowing me to attend. Lelia and I have been making all kinds of plans and arrangements. It is so awesome to know you will be there too.....

Love,
Kelley

Amy said...

I'm saying a prayer for you now, Pamela!

Have fun and God bless,
Amy:)

Yolanda said...

Bragging on God!

You will have to tell me all about it after you get back home. Have you ever gone before?

Love,
Yolanda

SweetPea said...

God is good all the time! Praise be to Him. He is giving this opportunity to you as you continue to step out in faith and obedience.

Prov. 3:5-6 is the location for the beginning verse that Richard quoted. It is one of my all time favorites and it indeed is written in my heart.

May God continue to richly bless you on this journey ahead of you in this "new" walk of teaching and learning.
Love,
Paula

Joyful said...

WOW- Rejoicing with you Pamela!!! Can't wait to meet you there!!
Psalm 118:23, "the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Praising and thanking Him,
Joy

Lelia Chealey said...

Pamela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited for you! You are so deserving of this & God just again showed us that He listens intently to the desires of our hearts'. What a testimony of His greatness! Don't worry about the timing of the money for He knows all that too!! Just stay out of His way! :)
We need to talk rooms...I've put an email out seeing if anyone needs a roommate who is staying in the conference hotel. If I don't have to come up with the added expense of a rental car my husband will be thrilled. :) Plus, I don't mind sleeping on a cot and being a 3rd or 4th person.
love ya & praising Him with you my friend!
Lelia

tiggerdaisy said...

God is so good, girl! This is just awesome! Praying for you now!

Prayers and Blessings!
Rebecca