Well, this day has been quite a roller coaster ride. I woke up with anxiety about the election, feeling that I didn't do my part to help my candidates(John McCain and Sarah Palin, no point in beating around the bush at this point, eh?). That anxiety increased through out the day, minus a bright spot where I had an encouraging visit from a little angel mid-day. By the afternoon, though, I was so stressed out that I just had to get out of the house. My sister-in-law and I met at the park for the kids to play. Our conversation, of course, turned to the events of the day and the likely bad outcome of the election. My sister-in-law and I are very much on the same page about who to vote for and our main issue of importance. To put it how I told her and another friend, "I would vote for a two headed monkey if he were the only pro-life candidate to vote for." And in the words of her husband(Josh's older brother), "A vote for Obama is like voting for Charles Manson because they both promote mass murder." If you don't believe me, go to http://americaschoicenow.com/ and see for yourself.
Anyway, back to where I recieved some serious encouragement. As we talked Meagan(my sister-in-law) and I realized that God is leading us both in a somewhat unknow but seemingly the same direction. I know that sounds very vague, but God used it as a huge confirmation in my life. I would love to go in to more detail, but right now there is not a whole lot of details to be divulged. I will say that right at two months ago God laid some things on my heart that I have been praying about. It seems that God has put a very similar yet vague desire and burden on Meagan's heart. We talked at length and I was encouraged deeply. I saw God's hand moving in a big way. I knew with everything in me that God had placed this burden on my heart, but I had come to terms that it may be YEARS before it was anything but a prayer request. Apparently God knew that I needed some encouragement and confirmation a little sooner than that. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't at all stressed about the probable outcome of this election. But I am encouraged that God is still at work in my life and I know know KNOW that He is using me for a mighty purpose. How can I NOT be excited?!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!