Ok--so much for my blogging skills!!! I lost the other part of my post! I need to blog in the morning, not at night when I can barely keep my eyes open!
I'll try to remember what I said!!!
More new friends! A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door. I opened it to see a beautiful and exhausted girl standing there. I hugged Lee and suddenly a face peeked around her. It was Wendy...from dinner!!! They were roomies! How cool of that was God to put those two in the same room? Well, we kicked off our shoes, put our feet up and chilled out. It was as if we had known each other forever..not just hours! Throughout the weekend, that was the feeling that was woven throughout the attendees--like the threads woven within a soft, comfy quilt. We were sisters in Christ, royal daughters to our awesome God! The relationship that we felt was real and beautiful. The P31 gals demonstrated it; the Worship Leader, Lindsey Kane, demonstrated it. We were filled to overflowing with His love and grace, and we extended it to our new friends. Y'all, I have never seen so many prayer warriors in one hotel! Wow!
Now that I'm home and things are back to "normal", how will I respond to Him? I will choose to find joy in my chores---laundry, dishes, and carpool. I will choose to depend on Him for my joy...not on family or friends. I will choose to serve Him the way that He wants...not what's easier or better for me. I will choose "...the joy of the Lord [as my] strength." Nehemiah 8:10