Hello! I thought I would start the first post with telling everyone about myself and about the blog. My name is Lori Kirkland. I am a wife, mother, and a nurse practitioner by trade. I have been in church all my life and had the privilege to be raised in a Christian home. I have been married for 11 years and have 3 children, 2 of whom are twin boys. Needless to say life can be crazy sometimes as I am sure all of you experience!
When I was in high school I felt a call on my life, but I was unsure of what that was. I always thought it would be in the medical field since that is where all my training has been (and money) lol! I am good at medicine, I am comfortable at medicine, but isn’t that how it always goes. I have been feeling a pull for the last 3-4 years to something but unsure of what. Do you know that feeling? Like you are supposed to be doing something but you don’t know what it is. You search for it like a needle in a hay stack as they would say, you apply for jobs but never get a call back (which happened more times than I could count) only to have God say stay put. But still the feeling was there. Finally my husband, the Yoda that he is, suggested to be content at the place where you are and once you are it will all work out. Do you really know hard that it is?? All the while I would be getting messages from above, you know God does this right just to let us know he hasn’t forgot us right? I read the First5 app and they have these little picture cards with Scripture or words of encouragement but it would all seem to be talking straight to me. The waiting was also made easier after reading Wendy Pope’s book Wait and See.
The waiting all changed after attending a recent Priscilla Shirer conference here in town. She is amazing and was talking straight to me the whole time. Of course it was the Holy Spirit, but wow how unforgettable that experience was! She spoke out of 1 Samuel 9. This was when Saul’s journey took a turn and he was anointed king but in order to be king he had to let people go out of his life, he had to stand still, and he had to listen/lean in. At the end of the conference God made it very clear it was time to get up and get going on my own journey, so here we are. I hope you come along with me to discover all God has to offer us on our journey whether you are in the valley or on the mountain.