Monday Morning Musings

1. Another Acton University in the books. I'm not gonna lie: this year was tough. AU under the best of circumstances is hard (we have a small staff and a BIG conference), but this year, the pope decided to release an encyclical in the middle of it all! I was a teensy bit ... overwhelmed? Crazed? Exhausted? Yeah, all that.

2. Two high points: I have a wonderful friend who attends the conference every year and we got to spend Friday lunch together, catching up. My only regret is that we don't live next door to each other; she is such a joy to me.

Another friend grabbed me on Tuesday evening and said, "I have someone I need you to meet!" It turned out to be a woman who has been working in the area of human trafficking for years. This woman's feet aren't just planted in Scripture, they are cemented in. She is funny, bold, sweet, sassy, faithful ... I know I have a new best friend and mentor. That was truly a Holy Spirit thing!

3. I'm going to Kentucky! Every year I take some time right after AU to go visit one of my dearest friends. And I get to go see her this week!! I'm so excited - she and I will talk and laugh until our sides ache. I cannot tell you how much I love her and how much I'm looking forward to seeing her.

4. From my prayers this morning: "God is my mighty shield and my strong support." That will be on my heart today.

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