February 5, 2014

Year of the Cheerleader & Go Give #1!

Earlier this year I saw lots of bloggers coming up with sweet new link-up parties, 31 days of {something amazing}, super thoughtful "One Word" goals, etc. And there I was still like a deer in the headlights, wondering why I hadn't also felt led to lead something amazing. In fact, I felt pretty lame, pretty invisible.

But then God spoke "faithful" over me, continuing in who He is to me. And then God led me to cheer lead. Something I tried out for 4 times as a teen {gosh, embarrassing} and I finally found my team now: writers.

I still hope and think there will be a time when it's my time to shine a message, sent from Him for many maybe. But that is not today. And I'm okay with that. I trust Him. Today is for cheering on others.

One gal He's been leading me to encourage is strong Jennifer from A Girl On the Doorstep. I think I found Jennifer from Five Minute Fridays and something that always stood out to me is the depth of her faith from sorrow. I just think she's walked miles with our Jesus and has joy and strength from the journey.

So when Jennifer started the Go Give Link Up, basically celebrating loving others & sharing one practical way each month to give {time, service, gifts}, I knew I was in! This month's challenge was sharing coffee.

And so for the girl who cannot get enough, I shared this humble offering of friendship and caffeine. The quote on the front card says, "Love is above all the gift of oneself". And isn't that Jesus. Unless I lay it all down, love is an empty gift. But where this is cost, where there is heart, that is where we truly give.

(Join us this February by offering an act of service with Go Give!)

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  1. Rachel! Thank you so much for linking up! You are so kind and your story is wonderful! I can't wait to see what you write next month!

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm so glad you started Go Give...it's really inspiring. Praying for you as you seek living BRAVE this year:)

  2. You did it! I am so proud of you. I missed it last month.

    1. Only by God's grace in helping me say YES to less, and follow through more. Join #Go Give for February if you can, we'd love your stories too.