The Anniversary Celebration CONTINUES ! ** FAITH BARISTA DOUBLE GIVEAWAY ** To make your Faith Barista reading double the pleasure, I'm giving away two gifts: Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker ($74.95 value) DaySpring's Christian Coffee Mug (your pick!) Enter the Faith Barista Double Giveaway At The End Of Today's Post ! Special thanks goes to sponsors of today's giveaways: - CSN Stores, online retailer of appliances, dinnerware and home decor - DaySpring Cards, Christian publisher sharing God's love and heart
“God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.” ~ Mother Teresa
I couldn’t sleep.
I got up, ate some pretzels and rummaged for something under a 100 calories. I gave up. I took a frozen bagel out of the freezer and toasted it with some butter and jam. I always think better after loading up on carbs. But, my mind couldn’t stop running in circles this time.
I didn’t want to make the phone call.
My biggest fear isn’t a spider, speaking in front of a crowd, or even eating a deep fried Twinkie.
I’m terrified of confrontation.
I can walk into a boardroom and present graphs trending south without flinching. I can point my face downhill with boots clamped on a snowboard, teetering over a steep slope. Lying in the dentist’s chair with metal tools probing? No problem. I’ve made it my place of prayer.
Give me a ball of unresolved conflict tied to confrontational someone?
Ugh. I curl into the fetal position and rock back and forth, moaning.
A Hard Conversation
What do you do when you have to have a hard conversation?
It’s scary to have that dreaded conversation. I should know.
I came home to find a message left on my phone recorder that left my heart pounding…
…To read the rest of my story and see what happened next — head over to Dayspring’s (In)Courage website where today’s post is published.
** FAITH BARISTA DOUBLE GIVEAWAY **
It’s Faith Barista Blog’s Anniversary Week!
To say THANK YOU to the Faith Barista readers, I’m giving away two gifts to randomly selected winners:
(If you happen to be selected to win both, then you get both!)
ENTER TO WIN:
BY WEDNESDAY 8/4/10 – Midnight PST:
DaySpring’s Christian Coffee Mug
Share a comment on the (In)Courage site to place an entry for the mug.
Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker
(* If you’re already a subscriber, just leave your coffee drink comment below.)
2. Go on Twitter and send the tweet below out to your peeps. Comment here again to let me know you’ve tweeted. You’re entered again!
Faith In Confrontation, Not Fear http://bit.ly/cESaWS Comment & Win a Mug & Cuisinart Coffee Maker (via @TheBonnieGray)
3. Share this post on Facebook. Click the Share icon below. Comment here that you’ve Facebooked. That’s another entry!
** The WINNER(S) that have been randomly selected by an online random generator are.
1. Dayspring Coffee Mug goes to — Leanna from Single Revelations
2. Cuisinart Coffee Maker goes to — Bernice from My Journey
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter, subscribe and drop a comment. What a celebration!
Thank you, friends, for making this year a cherished memory of sharing stories, faith and prayer. You’ve inspired me to experience God’s encouragement.
Time is a precious commodity. So is heart. I’m grateful to you for sharing both with me as you read, comment or email.