What a great week at the AACC (Association of American Christian Counselors) conference. Not only did I nearly sell everything out but I came home exhausted with over 50 orders to fulfill. So needless to say it’s been a very busy week.
So how do we make the games you might ask? I guess you could say it is a family event. For the most part I have created every idea and put them into a fun game. It was always much easier when my children were younger. They were always involved with printing, sorting and assembling the decks of cards. If not them I was always able to recruit some of their friends. Whether it be printing the cards, cutting the cards, sorting them and then assembling them into individual decks, there was never a dull moment. Now years later, I have a hard time recruiting friends to help and my husband and I work endless hours to make these tools available for you.
One of my weird giftings has always been being able to convert any activity into a game. The reason why it is weird is because with that ability you would think I would be a very artistic person. But the truth is I cannot draw anything beyond a stick person. And to make things even more weird I never had to wrestle with what I was going to do when I grew up. While some kids were playing with barbies, I was playing office. So I am one of those few people who can actively use both sides of the brain at the same time.
My passion is to help people. And since my story has involved a lot of pain I have had no lack of experience to go along with that passion. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I grieve very intentionally. My heart grieves for all of you. And it is the cry of my heart to do whatever I can to bring healing and peace to those who are hurting. So whenever you hear from me, know that you are very important to me and the desire of my heart is to reach out and walk this journey with you. You will get through it, it may not be easy, but it will soften. All I ask is that when you get stronger, please take what you learned from your own pain and pass that love and understanding forward.
You all mean the world to me. Know that I am praying for you and in this with you.