I have a confession to make....I am a chicken. I am afraid of a few things in life, but only a handful of things scare me more than the thought of sharing my faith with family members or even a perfect stranger. I'm not afraid of public speaking, and I can strike up a conversation with pretty much anyone. But, for some reason the thought of sharing what God has done in my life and asking someone else if they would like to place their faith in Jesus freaks me out. Yep, I'm a chicken.
How perfect that my small group has been reading through reading through the book The Adventures of a Chicken Evangelist: 40 Days of Evangelism: Can a Chicken Overcome His Fears?, written by Steve Nelson.
While in college, I was constantly searching for something more but didn’t know where to look. I occasionally attended a “meditative/ prayer” time, took several “biblical-related” classes and even minored in psychology – wanting desperately to understand why my life was crazy, what was wrong with my relationships and how to make things right again. After a series of broken relationships with men in college and a difficult family situation, I didn't have much to go home to after I graduated. So, I packed up my things and moved with a friend to Minnesota – desperate to start over.