Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Heart Talk from Susan Miller- June 2010

Have you ever felt like you’ve met yourself coming and going with a busy schedule? I think I met myself several times at the airport last month! My travel took me to California, Georgia, Utah, Washington D.C., and Virginia. I absolutely love connecting with ourMoving On class leadership teams all over the country and having the opportunity to speak to the hearts of women in our classes. It’s my privilege to be up close and personal with women whose lives have been touched by Just Moved Ministry.

It was wonderful for me to reconnect with Carla Land, a dear friend and class leader at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville, California. She hosted a lovely combined mother-daughter tea, class reunion, and fundraiser for our ministry in her home. They raised almost $1,500! In Vienna, Virginia, I had the joy of speaking to the morning and evening classes from McLean Bible Church, and being a part of the birthday celebration for their beloved class leader, Jackie Spiegel. As a corporate spouse, Maureen Maldanado is committed to bringing our classes to spouses and employees at new In-n-Out Burger locations. She hosted a dinner in the Salt Lake City, Utah area for the women in her two classes, including husbands and children! What a privilege to be their guest and get to see the impact for Christ Maureen is making on these women and families!
Even though I get tired from the physical aspect of traveling, these are the times that refresh my spirit in the ministry I love. Whether I am speaking in a church, a home, at a military installation, at a conference, or in a corporate setting—I get to rub shoulders with women who move, look into their eyes, listen to their stories, teach them about Jesus, pray for their brokenness, and walk away knowing my life will never be the same.
At the end of a busy spring, I guess what I’m saying is simply, thank you. Thank you for being a part of my life—whether you are a class leader, or part of a leadership team who gives your all to women who move; whether you are one of thousands of newcomers who touch my life; whether you work behind the scenes at our office as staff, as a volunteer, or as a friend standing on the sidelines—all of you cheer me on to do God’s work. You make me look better than I am and do more than I think I can. You fill my cup so that I can keep pouring out. You are the wind beneath my wings.
Have a safe, blessed, and memory-making summer. I’ll be hanging out a lot with my family and grandchildren. Stay in touch; lots of things are happening at Just Moved in the fall!
From My Heart to Yours,

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