"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


You Don't Have To Like Coffee To Be A Barista

Change can be scary. I am very much a creature of habit. Yet, when God is leading the way, He has a way of changing (or at least channeling LOL) that fear into excitement and trust in Him that I am heading where He wants me to go.

Many of you know I have been a part of Exemplify Online since its inception over a year ago. This amazing Christian resource for women has been a blessing to me - and I hope I have been a blessing to it - ever since I got involved. Well, Exemplify is making some HUGE changes - God-led, and all meant to enhance this incredible ministry's mission. One of these changes is the "shifting" of the family, marriage, and ministry counters to a new home. Check out Cupcake in Chief Kristen Schiffmann's announcement here for more details. I recommend it. Go ahead. Read it! I'll wait. :D

I will still be a member of Team Exemplify as its magazine editor (a read not to miss, by the way!), but as you read (if you read LOL), I will also be taking my "channel" duties over to ANOTHER incredible blog: The Internet Cafe, where I will be a Family Counter Barista.
For those of you familiar with the Cafe, let me reassure you that this is an additional ministry, not a replacement. Those wonderful ladies will still be serving up their amazing daily devotionals. The barista counter will "will serve to you a new article relating to family, marriage, and ministry issues. These articles will contain practical how- to’s, sound Biblical teaching, encouragement, and inspiration, complimenting the daily devotionals. A second cupful, if you will." More details are available in today's Cafe post by the wonderful, lovely, and amazing Lori McMath and Jen Jernigan. Again - go ahead and check it out!

I feel so blessed to be a part of both of these amazing ministries - and I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to serve him at TWO sites I love, and that I am sure He loves. I am so excited about this change, and hope you are too.

Just glad I don't have to develop a taste for coffee: I'm not quite ready for that change!

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

1 comment:

  1. It's been so cool to see God direct and move in all this, JoDear!! Excited about the changes for Exemplify AND the Cafe! Love you!


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