Monday, February 28, 2011

Posted by Erin Posted on 10:51 PM | 2 comments

Becoming Serious about Series

Here's the deal. This format is not working. I thought it would keep me disciplined, but instead I found myself straining to think of something to write that had to do with the "topic" for the day. I will still do some of those post some of the time...you can still expect to hear about people and organizations that are changing the world. You can expect updates on the 30 in 30. But mostly, I will be writing about whatever is stirring in the moment. Which brings us to the series...

Over the next few posts, I will be writing about something that I started to come to terms with a couple of years ago. And some of the posts will be taken from journal entries written in 2009. This is something that I have been considering writing about for awhile in book form, but I figured, why not start here? It is something that I believe is at the heart of every woman, the desire to be chosen.

My heart is that we will all find encouragement in this journey. That we will find an honest place in ourselves and with the Lord where we can confess our hearts and that we would be an encouragement to each other. Please, please do not be quiet during this series. Please share your thoughts, your stories, your heartaches, and your joys. We are meant to discover truth together and so I am asking you to leave comments during this. I am excited to see what the Lord has waiting for us.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Posted by Erin Posted on 11:51 AM | No comments

Becoming MIA

Woah...a little behind, aren't I? Aren't I? Is that grammatically correct? It can't be. I wouldn't say "I are a little behind." English majors? Help me out here...

Oh well. Life has been a little crazy. We've had "inclimate weather" days...that is Houston speak for "cold liquid is falling from the sky and we don't know how to operate in anything below 35degree weather so we stop life." We thought it was going to snow last week. It didn't. All around us it did. I was not happy. On non-non-snow days, I've been busy with meetings. All the time. Meetings meetings meetings. And of course, there is work, which fills up way too much of my time. (Yes, I'm thankful for the fact I have a job. No, I don't need you to lecture me about how some people can't find work.)

In the time I have had, I've worked on updating my website and my myspace. I also finally bought fabric to recover my chair. I bought the fabric from My Little Sunshine, a fabulous fabric shop on etsy. Ashley, also has an etsy shop full of beautiful accessories and handbags. Check it out.

Here's the fabric I chose...
The stripes are actually much thinner than this picture would lead you to believe. I am so excited about how my chair will look after all the work is done.

Another thing I've been cramming into my spare time is practice. Yes. Practice practice practice. I am playing two shows in College Station in the next few weeks and so I have been putting the fingers to work on that guitar. My first show is February 19th at Mugwalls. Chris, Isais, and Meredith are playing with me so it will be very fun. Two local artists will kick off the night at 8pm. And it's a free show. And then, on March 5th, I will have the honor of joining Jill DeZwaan and Sarah DeGroat at Part of the Solution, a night of the Masterpiece Conference that invites young women to engage in the kingdom of God locally and globally. Jill, Sarah, and I will be sharing our music while the girls learn of how they can be a part of the solution. I am so humbled and thrilled to get to be a part of Masterpiece. On March 5th my loves will come together in one place: music, missions, and college ladies. I cannot imagine a more fabulous way to spend a Saturday. If you are a woman between the ages of 17 and 25, go sign up for Masterpiece...like now.

So, that's the craziness of life in Houston right now. This weekend I will be out of town. And I won't have a chance to breathe again untill probably April, but I will enjoy the business as much as possible and I will enjoy my Jesus everyday, no matter how busy I am.

So, how can you participate? (after all, it is participation counts friday). Well, you can come see me on February 19th. You can visit my website and leave a comment on the discussion board. And mostly, you can pray. Pray for rest and health and that my daily strength and satisfaction are constantly found in the Lord. And thank you, in advnace, for your prayers.

Happy Journey!
Erin