“Everybody’s a 10 at something!!”
our pastor says it often
We just wrapped up an AMAZING week at church
Celebrating our 2nd annual missions conference
Hearing from our friends from around the world
How God is stirring and diligently working through each one of them
to grow HIS KINGDOM
from Indiana, to Haiti, to Moldova, to Indonesia, to Fort Peirce, Florida, to The Dominican Republic and back to Fort Payne
Each story INSPIRING
of why we are here
this brings me back to
“EVERYBODY’S A 10 AT SOMETHING!”
the media MANIA over the last 10 years
AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? SUVIVOR
more COOK-OFF shows than I can count
and the latest DUCK DYNASTY (whoop! whoop!)
EVERYBODY’S A 10 AT SOMETHING!
can YOU sing? dance? play baseball? cook? teach? build? sew? make duck calls?
GOD GAVE YOU THOSE ABILITIES & GIFTS
for a PURPOSE!
TO GLORIFY HIM!
to bring others TO HIM through YOUR GIFTEDNESS!!
my point: GET IN THE GAME!
ABE LINCOLN said” “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
I would like to add to that “Whatever you are or do, DO IT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!”
so what’s my 10?!
although I would love to be
The Pioneer Woman and live out west and wear flowy, floral shirts
I am NOT the PIONEER WOMAN
and I treasure what I have learned so far about Jen Maker, the author of 7 and I wish I were organized enough to write 9 books in 8 years while mothering 5 children
I am NOT Jen Hatmaker
and we ALL know how much I ADORE my mother
and I dream of being precious and thoughtful and SELFLESS like her when I grow up
I am NOT my mother
I am Karmen
a sinful, FORGIVEN woman who TALKS TOO MUCH
wife to the man of my dreams (most days-hehe)
mother of two freckle faced, cuties
a former public school teacher now stay-at-home- homeschool mom (full of typos and run-on sentences)
small business owner who is learning more about pesticides than I E.V.E.R knew there was to know
that loves to talk (have I already mentioned that??!)
meet new people, encourage & exhort
so what am I doing with my giftedness and/or talents?
I’m in the game. I am in it to win it! GIVING HIM MY ALL on my mission field, which for now, is my home. My NUMERO UNO!
the heartbeat of my daily prayers is for my children to come to know HIM as SAVIOR. My other passion, near and dear, is sharing what Christ has done in our lives with the world. So those who have no knowledge of God may come to know Him. By his grace I will continue obey when it doesn’t make sense. Stepping out in faith as my Shepherd leads.
All to thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.
So what’s YOUR 10?
what are YOU good at? how are you using YOUR GIFTEDNESS to GLORIFY HIM?!
let me hear from ya’!
Kristy Pridmore says
Karmen I love reading your blog!! You are such an inspiration to others!!! I can’t wait to read the next one!! Keep them coming and start that book girl! I will be on the list to buy it!!
Thanks Kristy for your kind words of encouragement! I hope you have a great Spring BreaK!