Thursday, January 24, 2008

Oatmeal and More!

First of all, YUM! I started eating this oatmeal from Quaker. Throw some blueberries in and try not to eat the entire box.

I had an interesting day today. I was asked to join a district-wide PTO council meeting/luncheon for our school district. I got to meet the superintendent and her staff, as well as principles and PTO presidents from all of the schools in our district. One of our elementary co-presidents couldn't make it so they asked me to go in her place. Hmmmmm....I wondered, why me?

The luncheon was good and I was sort of intimidated and feeling a little insecure, especially when our president asked me to share about all the great things going on with our Talent Show. Thankfully, by the grace of God, I managed to sound like I speak at meetings like this ALL the time. And, I managed to speak for less than a minute (a supernatural miracle performed by God, Himself). Both the middle school and elementary principles said such nice things about me in front of everyone in the room and in the event I started to think I was "all that" I decided right from the start humility is best and this is just God setting things up. I left there thinking that it was funny that the last time I had been to that building was to turn in a portfolio when I homeschooled and was anti-public school (no child of mine will go to a public school!)!

If you know anything about Lance Wallnau teaching about taking the 7 mountains, I decided about 3 months ago what mountain I'm going to take. And, if you've been reading my blog for the last year you'll see me struggling to find the place outside the church where I'm supposed to make a difference for His Kingdom. I'm just glad He placed that desire in me and I want to be all He's called me to be.

I was told by one of the PTO president that they are "grooming me" for president next school year. So, apparently I don't just have a national election to pray about. The idea exhilarates me and terrifies me at the same time. I really, honestly don't want to do it for my personal agenda; I want to be Holy Spirit-led. But, am I tough enough for all the criticism that comes with that position? Hmmmm......

President or not, this is where I am called and I am excited to see where it leads!


Stephanie said...

I'm so excited for you Melissa! Wow the favor that God has on you is amazing! I'm excited to see what your year brings! Go God! Go Melissa!

Thrills said...

That oatmeal sounds tasty. I'm going to have to try it.

Do politics run in your family. First #1, now you. Maybe #1 can give you some pointers.

Livin' Life said...

That is really exciting and encouraging too!! You definately have what it takes. God has equipped you with the right stuff.

Beautiful Grace said...

Regarding oatmeal...I throw in craisins and almonds. Yummy!!!

Regarding the PTO, God knows where it all will lead, and I know you will follow!!!

The Gang's All Here! said...

(teee heeeeee, heeeee, heeeeee)

Your school "groooooooms" its future PTA presidents? Does that even scare you a little bit? That a volunteer must be groomed? I'd be running!

Seriously? You'll be great. You make people want to follow you. Just look what you are doing with the talent show! And I followed you, albeit many many years ago. You are a persuasive and inspiring woman.

And just a tad crazy to consider allowing them to "groooooom" you. :)

I just like saying that! (heee heee heee heee)