Archive for May 1st, 2014


Last night I took hubby to the airport, and he flew off to a professional development conference where he will be “recharged, refreshed and renewed.”

Who couldn’t use a conference like that?!

I know the names of many of those who will be leading and speaking at this conference, and they are good!

They will remind him why he entered the field that he is in, well over twenty-five years ago.

They will introduce new findings and information that will alter his professional trajectory.

Their words will build his belief that change can occur.

They will touch his heart, and he may even return home with a new vision.

Hubby will be encouraged, educated and excited to return to his job, energized by being in an environment of specialists in his field.

And I am … jealous.

I went on the website of the conference when I got home, and checked out the event … feeling the rise of the green-eyed monster within my being. While searching around I heard the following:

“… important thing about you,

your marriage,
your family,
your future,
your ministry,
your impact


are your spiritual batteries re-charged?”

And I thought,

I could use a re-charge! Who couldn’t use a power up? I wish it was me.

(can you hear the pouting?)

Then I thought about hubby,

and this is so what he needs,

and this conference is so unlike any he has attended for SUCH a very long time,

and I realized it’s really okay that he gets the

“recharge, refresh and renew” that the website advertises.

And it’s even okay that I do not,

because this event, and his uncharacteristic choice to go,

is a

“for such a time as this”


And I pray that he return to home, to family, to church, and to ministry fully charged, refreshed and renewed and ready for whatever may come in the next phase of life.



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