Yesterday morning I was meeting with a state dept. of education person who organizes some of the consulting work I do. We were at a coffee house in Nampa. As we were finishing our work in walks someone I’ve known for a few years and had moved to Colorado. I jumped up to give them a hug to find she’d moved back. We had actually met because she’d read my book and contacted me. Over the next couple years I spoke for a couple events connecting to her work. She has now moved back and in a new position leading a major non-profit work in our valley. As we were catching up the man she was to meet arrived and we spent a few minutes connecting also. He is the associate pastor at a large church and in charge of community outreach and recovery. He heads the Celebrate Recovery at their church but is new to it. I enjoyed a great deal connecting with both of them. God is good this way. I have no idea if our ministries will reconnect, but we will see what God may have in mind.
I’ve been doing OK introducing myself at Celebrate Recovery adding the words: “I struggle with homosexuality.” However, as I got to share group there was a man who came who hasn’t been with us for several weeks due to a conflictive schedule with his kids track at their high school. It is now done so he returned. I found myself not wanting to use my new introduction with him present. He hadn’t heard why I was adding it and I felt intimidated saying it with him present. We have known one another for many years. Even though I know he knows this struggle, I had my pride jumping in the way. It is a frustrating thing to see just how weak I can be when something like this comes up. I’m calling him today to let him know of the incident. We will end up laughing about it likely, but I do need to confess this moment of weakness to him. God is a good God and I want to do His bidding in all my life.