Monday, August 18, 2014

Miss Judy and Me

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Vacation week.

It was pure coincidence that my last, final night of working in Girls Ministry was the awards ceremony on the 6th...and we hit the road on the 8th, headed primarily to a family reunion, with the added benefit of celebrating my parents' 56th anniversary and a day at the Indiana State Fair...the first time I'd been to the fair in about 25 years.  At the end of the week, My Sweet Babboo and I caught a couple of days on top of Mount Cheaha, celebrating our 34th anniversary.

Knowing that I was gonna get outta Dodge for a bit right after that last night gave me something to focus on and look forward to.  I needed that trip for way more reasons than I could begin to articulate.

But I got a treat I had not planned on while I was away.

It just so happened that one of my aunts had reconnected with a lady we all went to church with when I was young...and who had been my Sunday School teacher and intermediate youth group leader back when I was in grades 4 - 6 or so. 

She brought her over to Mom's just after we rolled in on the return trip from Elkhart.

In the same direct way I remembered, her first question was, 'Tell me what you're doing for the Lord!'

I discovered that I *could* talk about it without my eyes springing leaks.  I told her of the transition, what I had been doing up to that very point...but that it was ended, and I'm not sure what is next.

And, true to form, she declared over me that I would continue to serve Him...that this is not the end of the line.

How incredible is God, to bring a voice from the past to encourage me for the future?


  1. And isn't it even more of a blessing when we recognize it as such as it is happening?!

    I am so glad you got to see her and visit with her again--just when you needed to hear affirmation of the work you are in and to do in the future. Whatever it may be, it will be in service to the Lord.