These past few months since starting as a Blessings Unlimited consultant have been such a whirlwind. How I even determined to sign up for this new venture in my life is kind of a whirlwind in itself. Little did I know that when searching and researching about being a Blessings Unlimited consultant, I would find a precious lady in Pennsylvania, call her up, talk to her for an hour, and head straight back to my computer and take the plunge. I am so thankful I did.
Yesterday my leader, Sandra, called me. Our calls used to be almost weekly, but with the passing of her mother the last couple of months, Sandra has spent her time squeezing the most moments she could with her mom. Sandra has become a mentor and friend and little did I know what common ties we would have. I know God’s fingerprints were all over my call to her last summer and my decision to sign up with her. We met for the first time at the big Summer Jam conference where my decision with Blessings Unlimited was continually affirmed. As I have gotten to know Sandra more deeply our talks have centered around raising girls (she has 3 girls also who are now grown and married) and most recently the decision to leave a home church to begin something new (she and her family did the same thing!). Isn’t that unbelievable? It was no accident that this Kansan and Pennsylvanian hooked up. Not a coincidence at all. And instead of fingerprints all over this union, I believe God’s hands picked me up and placed me right in Sandra’s path.
A mentor to me in so many more ways than Blessings, I am thankful. And humbled by her call yesterday as we talked about what God was doing in each of our lives. And how God is moving with Blessings Unlimited. She prayed over me as I was folding laundry and praising God for the opportunity to be folding laundry for my family. I was blessed.
One thing that stood out to me that I could hardly wait to share, was something Sandra shared with me which was spoken from the VP of Blessings Unlimited at the leadership conference just a few short weeks ago. And it was this…
JESUS + (Nothing) = EVERYTHING.
Now, I am the first to admit that math and equations are not my strong point. I’m a nurse, remember? I don’t think this equation needs much explanation. And if it does for someone? What an awesome opportunity to share the love of Jesus. It has stuck with me so strongly as I think about every detail of my life. Steve, the kids, church, family, work, friends…and the list goes on and on. Having Jesus is everything, even when you have nothing. Now that’s an equation I can get behind.