Friday, February 27, 2009

Break Time

This is so hard but I will have to slow down for a while. Our Beth Moore Esther series is starting up March 2nd and we opened it up as a community Bible study with two different times. I am the lead facilitator and we have just under 40 ladies signed up (praise God!). I will be busy in this.
I have also decided to study for a special certificate within my nursing career related to palliative care. It too will require a lot of time away buried in books, preparing for the big exam in June. I'm still teaching at the college part-time and working at the hospital part-time. Oh yeah...there's still the family and our other ministries...you see why I need to "slow down"?
Pray for me in these endeavors, especially the women's ministry and the certificate I am trying to achieve. I cherish your prayers and I will continue to pray for each of you.
I love you all. You are such an encouragement to me-I hate being limited here. I have grown to need you, to draw in the words God lays on your heart in each post you pen for Him. You are such a part of my life!! I do plan to continue with ABC's of the Word and the Beth Moore's siesta's scripture memorization. I promise I will stop by when I can.
I am not leaving...just slowing down.
Forget me not!
His Maidservant~Pamela
in.his.grace@live.com

8 comments:

grey like snuffie said...

It seems to be the season for many to slow down or step back. I'm doing the Esther study right now...it's a lot of homework let alone giving leadership. Praying He multiplies your time to accomplish what NEEDS to be done each day, that you continue to press into Him each morning for quiet refreshment...to simply be loved on as well. Blessings of all His best.

Cricket said...

After so many times you have prayed a prayer on your blog for all of us, I would like to give one back to you for your endeavors.

"Lord, help our dear friend. Bless her greatly with her works. She has dedication for you. With no doubt you too are dedicated to her. Just keep her strong and encouraged show yourself to her daily in ways meant just for her. Thank you Lord, AMEN."

I hope that you receive much strength, little stress, and a lot of encouragement from God. Keep your head held high and your eyes on the Son.

Psalms 118:14
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation

Good luck
Tessa

LisaShaw said...

We could never forget you!! I will miss the transparency of your heart so come back when the Lord leads you.

I pray for God's presence, anointing, peace and wisdom over everything you're doing. May all be blessed and GOD be glorified in Jesus Name! Amen! Amen!

Laura said...

how wonderful to have so many ladies in your study! We just finished session five today...you are going to love this one!!

You are doing the right thing by investing in these ministries. I'll be praying for you, Pamela.

Yolanda said...

How can we forget you, you are one of us! We love you dearly and can grasp your heart's need to slow down, and in slowing down I can't help but think of:

Be still and know that I am God.


Love YOU,
Yolanda

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You take your break! Do you hear me?!!! I mean it, and if I can be of any help to you in regards to the Esther study, let me know. I'm going to send you my phone # so you can call if you have any thoughts, etc. I know what it is to facilitate a large group and have some good ideas.

Thanks so much for keeping up with me. I want you to know that I copied your 2 Cor. 8:11-12 this past weekend. It kept me focused on "finishing" the task at hand. God was so good to me in my time with those women, and while I'm glad for the respite from the stress, I'm ready to go again should he call.

Love u, Pam, and will be lifting you up in the coming days. When you return...I'll be here!

peace~elaine

HIS Daughter said...

Remember to let HIM be your true Sabbath rest....HE is there with HIS strong arms open wide.

HE loves HIS Girls that pour out of their alabaster jars and hearts.

Love you bunches,
Teri

Liz said...

Pamela,
Prayers for you as God slows you down a bit. I will continue to check your blog regularly as you always bless me.
Rest well.