Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What matters--really?

On Sunday I spoke at Grace Baptist Church in Millersville in the morning service! I felt right at home because while growing up I attended Sunnymead Baptist Church in Southern California. It was there that I received Jesus as my Savior at the tender age of five. So many warm and precious memories flooded my heart as I spoke. I thought about how differently my life is now...I was once a "shy" little girl (ask my family?). I almost didn't graduate from Bible College because I didn't take Speech 101 and was willing not to graduate rather than take the course. So where did I end up? I had to take "Homiletics" (with a bunch of preacher boys--I was the only girl in the class!). That taught me to get over my fear really fast--sink or swim! In fact, they changed the entire structure of the program because of me (I was to give "sermonettes").

As I spoke on Sunday about "Taking Off Our Masks: Developing Christ-Centered Relationships," a woman came up to me afterwards and said, "What you said was so meaningful...we needed to hear your message." I hugged her and said, "Thank you, but it wasn't was God speaking through me."

Today I'm blogging on Boomer Babes Rock (jump on over and check it out!). I share how walking through the local cemetery keeps my life in focus because my desire is to always point others back to God. I may be the writer, speaker, author for a short time on this earth, but my "heavenly" purpose is to always points others to the "Jesus" I found when I was five years old in a little Baptist Church in Southern California.

What really matters on this earth is allowing others to see "Jesus" in me and that's what I'm really passionate about!


Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Connie girl... beautiful. If you never spoke a word, the joy bubbling up and over in your life could only be from a relationship with the Lord. But, I'm glad you did take that class because now you can share the love of God in more than one way! Jesus' light shines through you...
Love you lots!
Your U-Turn and Cup of Comfort sister,

BTW-I'll be "tagging" you for a 7 random fact MeMe :) Hope you're game... Talk with you soon. Our Camp Hill book event's coming up quickly!

Connie Pombo said...

Hey Sister, It's interesting, just a few months ago I turned down a speaking engagement that was the morning service in a church, but this time the Lord gave me the "green" light, and I'm so glad I listened to "Him" and not me! We miss so many blessings when we don't listen to God's still small voice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

All right Connie girl, you've been forewarned! Here it is:

I’ve chosen to “tag” you to participate in the “7 Random Fact” MeMe. Please feel no obligation to participate. I understand time is a precious commodity and family takes first precedence. If you chose to participate, you need to post “7 random facts” about yourself, include instructions, and pick “7” more blogging friends with their links. (If you don’t have blogging friends who’d want to join in, please post anyhow… I’d love to get to know you more!) If you choose to not participate, please know that I will NOT be offended. I enjoy visiting your site and hope you will feel free to continue to visit “Adventurous Living”. God Bless!

Susan Kelly Skitt

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Connie, as I was posting a comment on your MeMe above, (thanks by the way), your pictures in this post stood out to me. I like how you have the clouds (representing "Heaven") a little higher than your picture... kind or like you're pointing "up"! I'm so glad my citizenship is in Heaven, a real place, above those clouds, in the very presence of God!

Connie Pombo said...

Hey Susan,

Great thought (actually it was an accident--I didn't know how to load the pictures right. But now I like it with your commentary!).