Halfway There!

This marks the middle of the Leadership Training Course that I am attending for Stephen Ministry leadership at my church.

It has been a full half of a week.

I have learned a lot and grown in appreciation for those who set up and started Stephen Ministry at Covenant Presbyterian those many years ago.

Here are a few glimpses of what I have been doing, as my words and thoughts need some space to just rest.

Coffee in the truck. I left directly from church, hence the VBS shirt.

Coffee in the truck. I left directly from church, hence the VBS shirt.

Yes, this is a 35lb box filled with training materials. Thankfully, I just pull out the files that I need for each session.

Yes, this is a 35lb box filled with training materials. Thankfully, I just pull out the files that I need for each session.

Let's see. . . what do I need for today's sessions?

Let’s see. . . what do I need for today’s sessions?

This liquid (and Jesus) carries me through each day. Yay for coffee breaks!

This liquid (and Jesus) carries me through each day. Yay for coffee breaks!

Because we all could use a little Amy A. in our life.

Because we all could use a little Amy A. in our life.

Getting down to business. Lots and lots of business.

Getting down to business. Lots and lots of business.

MIR symbol. A collaborative effort with some pretty amazing ladies.

MIR symbol. A collaborative effort with some pretty amazing ladies.

Why, MIR means Most Important Relationships, of course.

Why, MIR means Most Important Relationships, of course.

Each day after lunch, my prayer partner for the week and I walk through the park across the street from the hotel to catch up, process, and pray.

Each day after lunch, my prayer partner for the week and I walk through the park across the street from the hotel to catch up, process, and pray.

Best part of the day.

Best part of the day.

There is a mail slot in the lobby that has become my friend.

There is a mail slot in the lobby that has become my friend.

The view from my window is lovely by day and lulls me to sleep by night.

The view from my window is lovely by day and lulls me to sleep by night.

I grab moments of solitude as I can, like this delicious meal at an Indian restaurant.

I grab moments of solitude as I can, like this delicious meal at an Indian restaurant.

I try to stop to observe chippoish things for my children, like this squirrel foraging in the bushes.

I try to stop to observe chippoish things for my children, like this squirrel foraging in the bushes.

Then I work some more.

Then I work some more.

Thanks for stopping in to see what I have been up to. If you don’t know what Stephen Ministry is, there is a tab to click at the top of the page, or just click this link for more information than you ever cared to know!

If you are one who has enabled me to take this training, either as part of the leadership team or my home front support. THANK YOU!

 

Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.