Wednesday, January 30, 2013

On a whim...

I never cease to be amazed at how God works. 

NEVER.

Just earlier today, I'd commented in our Global Leadership meeting, how I love how God is refining my focus. Taking me from a BIG picture to a smaller one. More specific. Something even - dare I say -  tender, that I hold close to my heart. 

This area, that tender space, is beating for women in missions. 
  • Single women who go on the mission field alone.
  • Married women who go with their husband, maybe with their child/ren.
  • Women who grow through the season of watching their child grow with a passion for missions, and "send" them.
  • Women who have a heart for missionary, member, or global worker care.
As I'm cleaning my kitchen, making some late lunch/dinner (what IS that...?? .... LINNER?? DUNCH??) as I'm thinking about all I have to get done before hubby hits the door, and the wonderful things on my calendar over the next few days/weeks, out of the blue...on a WHIM...and epiphany of sorts...pops the word "wim" into my mind. 

Just earlier today, I'd commented in our my focus. Taking me from a BIG picture to a smaller one. More specific. Something even - dare I say -  tender, that I hold close to my heart. 

This area, that tender space, is beating for women in missions. 
  • Single women who go on the mission field alone.
  • Married women who go with their husband, maybe with their child/ren.
  • Women who grow through the season of watching their child grow with a passion for missions, and "send" them.
  • Women who have a heart for missionary, member, or global worker care.

So, on a WHIM, I started to play with why this is so front and center in my mind. What's a whim look like anyways?

At first I was thinking "WIM" - and thought, "Oh, how funny! That could be Women In Missions!". Then I thought, "Well, that's probably too general. My heart isn't just for women on the field, or women that want to go on the field, but for women in all aspects of missions. Women HELPING in missions."

AND VOILA! It clicked. The H fit....in more ways than one. 

Because, it's not just WHIM....but w.HIM. As in "with HIM" - we can't do anything without Him. We, us "women" can't do it alone. None of it. Not even this stinking blog. Words just don't flow without His creative inspiration. It's evident. In my "process" - when the Holy Spirit is pouring words out of me, through me, I don't even remember what I've written about. It's true.

SO. Welcome to w.HIM 

w.HIM

Please pray with me, for me, as He continues to move me (in obedience) to a place to clearly define what we can do. What we can't do. What HE wants us to do. 

I know that we are a place to:

encourage and welcome women who are going. women who are sending. women who have gone and come back, and maybe they are here hurt, disappointed. women who put their kid/s on a plane and watched their heart break in real time, thinking it would never be a good thing. women who are caring for global workers on field. a safe place for missional women to be. real. vulnerable. 

(i know that there are men who do this too, and you are welcome to hang out silently on the fringes, but this WILL be a women's "only" ministry). 

on a w.HIM

More later.... I have to go set up a blog site...