I had my very first ever “meet a blogger live and in person” today. Miss Eliza and I had coffee. (cue: dramatic music)
I must say she is an amazing woman. Smart, articulate, compassionate. Good mom, loving wife, good friend and daughter. She works as a teacher’s aid in a special education classroom (which is hard and emotionally draining work, yo!) And she is LOVING the adventure of living here in Minneapolis, having grown up in Orange County. (Ok. She’s a little crazy too, so clearly we hit it off.) (oh! I hope she agrees! otherwise…. AWKWARD!)
One of the things we have in common that I didn’t realize from reading her blog is an interest and passion for theology.
I tried to tell her this prayer that has been a touch-stone for my life (since the first time I was at Holden Village way back in high-school. dude, do not ask how long ago that was, because the math just cannot be right.)
Anyway. The prayer is in the LBW (Lutheran Book of Worship) and was adopted by Holden Village as their sending prayer and has become known as The Good Courage prayer.
Of course, I have a terrible memory and couldn’t remember it well. So Miss Eliza, here it is, from off my refrigerator.
O Lord God,
who has called us, your servants, to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Having crossed this threshold of meeting my first blogging friend in person, can a road trip to see y’all be far behind??