First, thanks to all of you who responded from my previous post about a name for our Women's Ministry! Y'all had some wonderful thoughts! I am going to jot them down and put it before the other gals at the meeting next week! I am really excited!
I have to tell y'all about last night! Lysa TerKeurst spoke at a nearby church in our town. Y'all, it was was so good to see her and her precious assistant, Holly! It's been several months since I attended She Speaks in Charlotte.
We had a delicious meal (pork tenderloin, yummy in-season veggies, and baked apples--the chef at this church is none other than the father of Food Network's Tyler Florence!!). Then we gathered in the sanctuary for music and Lysa. God was just all over the place. She shared her little heart to us. Oh, my...she has a story! And, praise God, He used her brokeness in a way that eventually glorified Him! The radical obedience that she has and her faith are such a testimony to our glorious God!!! Many of the women attending accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and some agreed to just say "Yes" to His calling. As Lysa has said, "He qualifies the called!" Have you heard that call to step out of your comfort zone and meet with Him? Have you felt His wooing you to do something different in order to serve Him? Then, by all means, pray to Him and take that bold leap of faith! So many of us miss the boat because we're unwilling to get in it to begin with! We only have so many days on the kingdom calendar (Beth Moore), and I don't want to miss out on something that God has planned just for me! The laundry can wait! (It usually does!!). That golden opportunity that God has placed in your lap for this day is for NOW...it doesn't go on the to-do list! Pray hard, chickadees! What is God whispering in your ear today?
A good writer would stop her post with that previous sentence so you can ponder and pray about it--which I hope you will! But, I have a little more to share with y'all! Lee, forgive my writing skills (and other English teachers as well--I'm only a kindergarten teacher!!). Y'all, after Lysa spoke, I met some other girlfriends from bloggy land!!! It was so cool! Of course, we were wearing name tags with our real names! I didn't know who Carol was! Those real names didn't click! We needed to know who Sheep to the Right was, etc.!!!! Once we established all that--oh, my, fun!!! I did get a picture of Lysa, Janet, and myself. Y'all---this is such a God thing! I saw this darling girl--Janet--that I thought I was meeting for the first time. She lives in NC. We got to talking, and I realized that I had met her over two years ago while house hunting! She and her husband were selling their house in a neighborhood near ours, and I took a look at it one Sunday afternoon. It was precious! And, that talented former Miss SC had MADE all of the window treatments!!! They were simply gorgeous! Fast forward two years, and God crosses our paths at dinner last night! How cool is that? I just love God moments:).Me, Lysa, and Janet