Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Can Do This....

I am preaching tonight at youth group!
I am excited and nervous all at the same time.
By nature, I prefer not to be center of attention. Sure for the past 18 years I have taught kids classes and trained teachers. But that all seems different in my mind somehow.

A handful of years ago, I was the "cruise director" for a local steamboat that took tourists along the downtown waterfront.
(Yes I was daily thrown jokes about The Love Boat and where were Gopher, Doc, Isaac, and Captain Stubing.)
In doing that job, I did become more comfortable with those center of attention things like holding a microphone, making jokes, commanding an audience with visual ease....but it is still not my prefered spot.

But I keep reminding myself that I am not going to be sharing anything tonight that is world changing or debatable, rocket science and realative theory are not the topics of discussion. Instead, the focus will be my testimony of life and some of the things that I have learned as I have stumbled around.
It is my testimony, my life, and my experiences. I share pieces of me every day. That is easy.


  1. You will be great tonight, I will keep you in my thoughts! You continue to inspire me my dear friend!

  2. oh gosh thank you. Amazingly, I was just sitting here with a wave of...oh my gosh! I am doing WHAT tonight?
    Gulp...God IS so good.

  3. That's such an honour, Jules. Empower yourself.

    You'll be sensational as a preacher. You communicate so well ....

    God bless

  4. I'm sure that you will be just brilliant. I can totally understand nerves, each time I have had to stand and deliver any sort of speech I have had them, but as you say, you are going to be talking about something you believe really strongly in to a group of people who really want to hear your message, so I have total faith in you!


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