Area 26 MVS Weekly Update

April 20-27

These Shoes Are Too Big: Confidence, by Jodi Detrick, Author

I’m convinced our broken-hearted world needs Jesus-hearted women, and I’m pretty sure you are one of them. That face you see every day in the mirror? Yeah, it’s yours. But that stirring in your chest to use your gifts and abilities? That urgency to do something about the broken lives around you? Those dreams of how things could be different and what it might take to make them so? That’s the heart of Jesus beating in you. You are a woman with gifts and passions who can step up and make a difference – in the lives of others and in your own life. After all, a Jesus-heart inside means a God-adventure ahead!


These Shoes are Too Big


Character Quality: Confidence

READ

2 Kings 18:19

Hebrews 10:35

Jeremiah 17:5-10


Notes from Jodi’s Heart


If there’s one thing that often stops us in our tracks when it comes to the roles and opportunities God brings our way, it’s this: lack of confidence. I don’t know about you but it seems God always gives me a pair of shoes that seem way too big for me…then grows my feet into them as I’m willing to put them on and walk forward.


Life often asks us to step into roles that we don’t feel qualified to handle. But the Good news is that God has always been willing to use reluctant women!


A line in my favorite poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost speaks to me: “Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back.” Way leads on to way.


So when we step into those too-big shoes and start down the path, we end up on a true God-adventure – and guess what? Our feet actually start to fit into those shoes He asked us to put on. We also gain confidence along the way! Confidence grows as you go.


But the kind of confidence we are talking about is not an arrogant, “I’ve-got-this-thing-all-figured-out” attitude. Instead it’s a gracious confidence that brings out all those good things God has been working in us so that we can use them for the benefit of others without shrinking back in fear or negativity.


I love to see Jesus-hearted women who have a gracious confidence about them – they give me courage to put on the next pair of too-big shoes God is holding out for me, and to walk forward in trust.


Heart-Deep in the Word

Read the description of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10-31. How did she display gracious confidence?


-a devotional available to our group leaders at http://www.mops.org/leader/confidence-devo

AREA TEAM CALL - IN ONE WEEK!

Monday, April 27th, 9pm

This is an online event.

We'll go over CLTE Planning Progress and the process for the Self-Evaluations/End-of-Year Review & Recommitment.

We will also map out a calendar of sorts for our MOPS year; what calls/events happen when, etc. This can help us care for our groups better!

Bring your Planner/Calendar!

SELF-EVALUATIONS DUE TO GINNY

Friday, May 1st, 12pm

This is an online event.

Email your completed self-evaluations to me NO LATER THAN 5/1 at noon.

Thanks! :-)

(Melodi emailed these out on April 8th)

NOTE:

In our 1:1 in May to discuss your Self-Evals, we'll be listing out & praying for those women you're investing in as an apprentice. We'll talk about ways to have them come alongside us as they learn how they can serve as coaches. Who has God placed in your path to mentor?

AREA TEAM CALL

We'll go over CLTE Planning Progress and the process for the Self-Evaluations/End-of-Year Review & Recommitment.

We will also map out a calendar of sorts for our MOPS year; what calls/events happen when, etc. This can help us care for our groups better!

Bring your Planner/Calendar!

FYI:

  • All MVS have been registered for MIM (MOPS Int'l Membership) for the 2015-2016 year.

MOPS Area 26 North & South Carolina

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Area 26E (Triangle - Ginny's groups) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26F (Eastern NC) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26G (Coastal NC) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26J (Piedmont/Triad) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26I (Charlotte - Paula's groups) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26H (Western NC) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26L (Upstate SC) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26M (Midstate - Nancy's groups) plus our GCS groups nearby
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26N (Charleston - Nancy's groups) plus our GCS groups nearby