After playing chess, I got to spend time with Tiffany for a good 30 minutes. I asked her questions about her ministry, how to set and keep good boundaries, about her burn-out period…all that good stuff. We had a good conversation about counseling, which included her telling me that just by knowing me for less than 24 hours, she thought that my personality fits better under the “shepherding” category than counseling. Which I totally agree with. Telling people about my plan to get a Masters in counseling from seminary has gotten more and more difficult to believe as the year’s gone by. Hearing her say that was freeing. The idea of shepherding/discipling other people just seems to fit better with me. She explained it well—that I would have a hard time saying goodbye to a client after a timed session… and that I would probably enjoy the long-term aspects of developing and seeing change in others. Hearing her talk about it made everything in me say “yes!” It was crazy how accurate her assumptions and “probablies” were concerning me. Gosh, I wish I could have picked her brain longer—there is so much wisdom in her to glean. I don’t know if we necessarily “clicked”… I know I enjoyed her company and the opportunity to learn from her.
...apparently in a different font
The next day...
Once we all signed it (the covenant) we circled up and prayed together—I was getting emotional just looking around at everyone’s faces. I am so incredibly proud of us, where we’ve been to where we are now. How much we’ve already grown up. It’s hard to believe that this will come to an end and part ways, but gosh, it’s so sweet to be a part of those other 23 lives.
So now it's the weekend and I've been in task mode for the most part--which is pretty draining for me, i've noticed. I think it's because it's been a while since i've been around a lot of people. Extrovert, maybe? Um, yes.
I love the Forge :)
---You could definitely be praying that I would be willing to be refined..that I wouldn't settle for what's comfortable. And that areas in my life that need refining would be brought to my attention........And that my memorization skills would be enhanced magically :)