Congratulations to Jenna, Justin, and Elliana on the birth of Tucker Justin! Tucker is even cuter in person than he is in his pictures- if you can believe that. I'm so excited for them. Yay!
I know I haven't been blogging much lately. I don't always know what to say. Do people really want to hear about what I'm doing? (I guess it doesn't really matter. I can't wait to print out my blog and have it for ME to remember!) Really all I do is take care of my family and minister to women. I know I've said this before, but I feel so incredibly blessed to be doing what I'm doing. After changing my mind about a million times, I think by my senior year of high school, I decided I wanted to be a psychologist. I wanted to help people. Now, as a cell group leader, I get to do just that.
It's hard to explain exactly what a cell group leader is. A lot of times I just say leader. You could say pastor. I don't just lead a Bible study. I take care of the 12 women in my cell group and all of the young women in our youth cell. I spend time with them, encourage them, buy them things, take them out to coffee, am their friend, their mom, I discipline them, give them advice. These girls call me every single day. I hang out with them every single day. I'm a part of their lives, their families, their problems. They tell me things that they've never told anyone before. I am so blessed!
I'm glad I never became a psychologist. I've been to counseling. I've been to a lot of counseling and, to be honest with you, it never did anything. I paid $60/hr to talk, to stir things up, and then to go home. Sometimes I felt better after talking about all of it. Most of the time I felt worse, because everything would be stirred up, but nothing would be change. They gave me coping mechanisms, ways to deal with it, but that's about it.
Now when I'm counseling (I do a lot of counseling!), Jesus partners with me to heal hearts and change lives. Like Katie, like Laura.
So, that's what I've been up to lately. Seeing lives transformed. I guess it really is amazing, isn't it?