I’ve said it before I’m surrounded by strong, inspirational women- and I LOVE it!! Some organically cross paths with me, some I seek out, sometimes both. I recently had a take away from Coletta Smith, the new Mrs. MHC Pastor’s Wife 😍 “There are things that can be toxic for us during a season; they aren’t necessarily bad, they may even be good things, but things that aren’t good for us at that time. Are we willing to allow God to move us to a different place for that season?” Mandy’s on the move ladies (and gents!)….
There’s an amazing trip going on that I would LOVE to be a part of. The beautiful farm of a leader I look up to and admire deeply, surrounded by other leaders who I love and respect (and would LOVE to hug the necks of, stay up late in our PJ’s dreaming and encouraging each other, etc). I’ve had the honor and privilege over 7+ years to learn from, listen to, be inspired by, vacation with, Cindy Monroe. What she has done for women through her vision of Thirty-One Gifts and her submission to God to trust Him to grow her reach to places she couldn’t have dreamed on her own is AMAZING! I am so blessed to be part of a WONDERFUL company.
If you had asked me in January of 2016 if I’d be on this trip in February 2017, I would have said WITHOUT A DOUBT! Sign me up now! What do I need to do?! My passion bucket is filled with (girl fun!) leadership weekends where I can plan, dream and renew. However…..
Seasons in life can come in & go out like ocean tides. It’s the same ocean, still good and beautiful, but the tide does go out. My Thirty-One tide is out right now…. Thinking on Coletta’s point, Thirty-One is a GREAT thing… I’ve been praying about this for months and feel that God is moving me, not away from Thirty-One, but out of leadership for this season. Toxic….no, it’s amazing. Toxic to my family right now..those words feel harsh, but it’s toxic to my focus right now. What’s GREAT? I can still be part of the “Pink Bubble” on a much smaller scale for now. And when/if this season passes and my tide rolls back in, I can jump right back in!
So ladies, love each other, inspire each other, dream with each other– renew your souls this weekend! (and take LOTS of pictures for me so I feel like I was there too!) Mwah!! 😘
I will tend them with good pasture….there they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture
Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life. Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the Lord’s decree will prevail.