Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Wednesday Word: making wednesday worthwhile

re·demp·tion [ri-demp-shuhn] –noun

1. an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.
2. deliverance; rescue.
3. Theology. deliverance from sin; salvation.
4. atonement for guilt.
5. repurchase, as of something sold.
6. paying off, as of a mortgage, bond, or note.
7. recovery by payment, as of something pledged.

I mentioned having gone to a leadership conference a couple weeks ago. I can’t tell you what a deep impact it’s had in my life. I think the only way to explain it is basically to get of my bum and do something that REALLY matters. I’ve set some goals and have a sense of urgency that the time is NOW or NEVER.

Okay, so I would like to introduce you to Catherine Rohr. She is the Founder and CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). She was one of the speakers at this conference and I can’t seem to stop talking about this AMAZING program she started. Seriously – it’s redemptions story at its best. Catherine Rohr’s story has given, for me, a new meaning to 1 Peter 2:9. It says:
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

He (God) didn’t just pull us out of darkness for the sake of taking us out of darkness but to bring others with us! She proclaims the excellencies of Jesus – and it’s evident in these men that she’s shared with them LIGHT!!

Enough talking from me. Please, Please, Please watch the videos!

1 comment:

Mia Lauren. said...

i truly enjoy reading your wednesday word!