This book was Life Changing. I encourage you to read it. I have had the great pleasure and honor to meet the author and she is as real as it gets. She is transparent and her desire to see women become all they are called to be is totally the truth, it’s not just a fun book topic. She lives it. Read the Book! It was legit!! xo, Chari ]]>
Kate Richardson. In 4 weeks Kate and her 5 team mates will row across the Atlantic UNAIDED to bring awareness to human slavery. They have joined with The A21 Campaign and EPCAT and plan on raising up to £1Million!!! Next week I will be flying to Portadown, Northern Ireland to honor Kate. Fast21 has gone global! I am SO excited and honored to join with my lovely friend in her hometown to help send her off and bring awareness! Be praying for us…I am believing this evening is going to be something major!! ]]>
I’ve posted it below.[audio http://charise.org/Chari.mp3] It’s funny the things you get to do once you stop striving and just surrender… ….I definitely would not have ever thought this would be my life and I’d be able to experience the things I’ve experienced lately. Thanks again for stopping by, Chari]]>
I mean, if a shark does attack I have a good 1 in 15 chance that I won’t be the one eaten, right? — I have lived my life like this. Waiting to see who’d go first and then I’d jump in. Trying to over analyze in my head if I did jump will I be hurt and what is the chance of that happening. Though I seem to always be the the first to jump, first to speak up, first to blaze a trail, I am really first with 67 million excuses, and facts on why jumping is not the thing to do. Recently I have found God bring this part of character to the forefront and ask me to start jumping first, but this time without asking questions. I feel Him stirring me to jump boldly and without fear…but I am still reluctant. See you have to understand the rest of the story I began this blog with…I eventually jumped in the water, and after five minutes of bliss I swam into a school of jelly fish. It was the worst, and to this day I have never gone snorkeling and rarely go to the beach. The Ocean and I have never really recovered. There have been so many times I’ve felt called to something and put myself out there and in return was stung and deeply wounded. There have been times where I have heard God say, “Go First, Jump First” and I remember the time I was stung and decide not to jump and am disobedient. As I have struggled with this God showed me something about Going First and I’d like to share it with you…I am not sure who reads my blogs ( I apologize for my horrible grammar and rants ) and I am not sure if you’re struggling with God telling you to STEP OUT…But here is what I have learned in the past couple weeks.
Going First is Dangerous — Know how to use your weapons (Ephesians 6:10-17) Going First is Lonely — Make sure you have clear communication with Jesus (Ephesians 6:18) Going First is Difficult— Remember you have a detailed game plan –Be Jesus in the Darkness. (Ephesians 5:1-2)