Just Go With It

Ok,…so I had this most awesome (ok it was alright) blog update, and I just now realized I accidentally posted it on our Cove Parents blog.  Fail.  In the words of Charlie Sheen, winning!  Let’s try this again,…

SO, long story short.  I have a lot going on, and I am sorry I have not written on here lately.  Every week I have contemplated, what to write, what to write. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say,…I actually have a lot of thoughts going on up here.  However, a lot of them I do not feel that I can share.  Right now, we are smack dab in the middle of our search for someone to fill Darin’s position.  So, please continue to pray for that process.  Also, I am the go-to person in the student ministry right now at Cove since Darin has transitioned into his Adult Ministry position.  Therefore, I am extremely busy (as if I wasn’t before, right?).  ALL that to say, sorry I haven’t been updating.  The Lord has been teaching me a lot, however, a lot of it I feel I can’t share publicly at this time because I am still on the journey in some areas.


Something I can share though, I was at the movie Just Go With It with my friend Rebekah a few weeks ago, and something hit me.  I am not necessarily recommending you see this movie, but it did make my afternoon a little brighter because it made me laugh. A lot.  In the movie, they said the phrase, “just go with it” quite a bit.  It made me think a little bit about what I’ve been learning.  My mom recently has settled back into living in Nashville again (yes, another transition, but snaps for mom, she loves it there! :), and I was on the phone with her last night.  She was asking about work.  This weekend we have Open Well, a visitor, baptism service, membership Sunday, and regular programming,…she wanted to know how I felt about everything and what I was lacking.  As I was sharing with her I was saying that there is truly no reason to stress.  It doesn’t matter if we only have 1 person in the tech booth for Open Well, because I have done what I can and asked everyone I know…I have to just go with it.  The show must go on.  In reality, if something goes wrong, the middle schoolers won’t be concerned in the slightest.  This is just an example, clearly, but in all reality, there is a lot going on in my little world and much of it I have absolutely no control over at this time.  I have to just go with it, and trust that the Lord will continue to take care of me as I trust in Him.

This may not seem like a big revelation, but this is coming from the girl who had shingles in the 11th grade from stress.  My mom often quotes to me, “it’s not worth getting shingles over.”  And that my friends, is the truth.  All I can do is be a good steward with the platform of work I have been given, submit it to the Lord, and trust that the Lord is not only my Lord, but He is the Lord who brings all the people in authority over me and around me into submission to Him. If you’ve been feeling tossed about, do not worry.  Just go with it.  Roll with the waves.  There is no need to fight them, because they are going to come.  Just go with it.

If you come to Open Well,..I'll be the girl in the pink hat and princess dress 🙂


3 thoughts on “Just Go With It

  1. jennifer (jeni) kratohvil says:

    my church as a child, although it included a school ministry grades k-12, went years without a youth minister like the ones we have at Cove. I’m overwhelmed every time I enter the Well at the level of excitment from the students of all ages. All you do is worth “getting the shingles over” but I will pray for your protection as you serve.
    you are loved!
    jeni k

    • carolinehare says:

      Thanks for your prayers and support! It is such a fun job, but it is easy to sweat the small stuff at times! 🙂

      • Cathy Ellingson says:

        It sounds like a Tsunami to me, not just a wave! Dig deeper into God’s love and protection and provision, we will continue to pray for you and all of your responsibilities.

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