Saturday, September 5, 2009

Promises, Promises

I feel like I have been out of the bloggyland loop this week! Thank you for your precious comments about my uncle. I do appreciate them all. :) I subbed 3 days as well and ran around delivering cross country t-shirts also! They are done, praise the Lord! So, not much computer time. I plan on visiting blogs and catching up this holiday weekend. I promise!

I told y'all a week or so ago that I had some exciting news to share! I do! I promised! Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to take an online Bible Study with Lelia. It was Behind Those Eyes by Lisa Whittle. Wonderful truths! Well, Lisa is going to be coming to our church next week from today!! I am so excited that I can't stand it! Our Women's Ministry, Growing in Grace, will have brunch for the ladies of our church and community. Then, Lisa will be our guest speaker! I wish that all of you could hop on a plane or in a car and join us! I would love that!! Of course, I'd have you helping me with the breakfast casseroles and muffins! Yes, you would be put to work! But you would not be alone--promise! I'll take pictures and share them the following week.

I would so appreciate your prayers for Lisa and her family, our church, and for the hearts of the ladies God is encouraging to attend. I can't wait to see how He speaks to us through Lisa. Thank you all so much! Seriously, if you are near Mauldin, SC and want to come, give me a holler! I'll save you a ticket--I promise!

I hope that you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I am going to use part of this weekend to get a little organized. Ever since school started, I have not been very focused, and my house and crafts have been neglected(not my family though!). I am working on those beautiful crosses that I showed you all a few weeks ago. I'll show them to you real soon...promise!

I looked up "promise" in the Bible, and I found so many wonderful references. In Psalm 119:162, David says that he will "...rejoice in Your promise....". We know that when God promises something to us, He is a God of Truth. He will honor that promise. I loved this as well in 2 Peter 3:9, " The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise as some undertstand slowness." His timing is different from ours, but His promises are always kept. He delivers! What an awesome God we have!
Sweet Blessings!


Yolanda said...

I so cherish God's promises.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

I wish I could hop right on up there and come to the conference. I will have to see how far Mauldin is from me. I was supposed to be able to go to the beach for a few days, but that didn't happen since I was in FLA. I am so behind on everything. I left the house in good order, but lots other to catch up on. I will be subbing at least one day next week, and I have meant to e-mail you and tell you how sorry I was about your Uncle. I know you have been terribly busy. I think I am just rambling here, and I must go finish my son's birthday cake. We'll talk soon. Jackie

The Heart and Mind of a Woman said...

I will be praying for your women's weekend. You all will have so much fun. I got to meet her at She Speaks, and did the Bible study last fall on her book.

Have fun!


Laura said...

What a great picture of that beautiful girlfriend! I am praying for your event and all those involved.

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Oh that Lisa is so cute! :)

I promise I will pray for Saturday's event. May many be blessed and grow in the Lord!

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Wish I could be there! Sounds like it will be a great event.

So sorry about your uncle. My condolences.

I love reading about all your cross-country activities with your boys. My son ran XC for 5 years, and now is running in college. It's a great sport. Especially in high school. I loved the kids, the families, the coaches. I loved that you could be a winner just by improving your time one second. I love the spiritual applications and the positive impact this sport had on my son. He did many other sports, but XC was my favorite.

Danielle said...

I look up how far away you are and it's only 1 1/2 hours! I got all excited... that is until I remembered that this weekend is our Women's Ministry planning retreat. *sigh* I would love to her Lisa speak and to meet you. But, alas... it can't If only it were another day.

I will be praying, though, that God reaches into women's hearts and does a beautiful work only He can do!

Mary Singer Wick said...

Dear Susan,

Praying you will continually be blessed by God's promises! I just posted a photo and entry from our Labor Day weekend on my blog. Continually blessed by all that the Father is doing.

Thank you for sharing, and enjoy your weekend too!

Hugs and love,


Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are so lucky. She's a gem.

Everything happens in SC....that's where She Speaks many blog women live there or NC or very near. You are in prime central station. Would love to have our non-existant women's ministry be blessed with such a woman.

Enjoy and post those pics.

Cooking the casseroles with you would so be worth being there for the fellowship and food for soul.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Your profile caught my eye...dabble in decorating? You do more than dabble, girlfriend. You are soon moving from amateur to pro!

Wendy Blight said...

I am praying now for Saturday. Lisa is WONDERFUL. I pray the Lord will give her HIS Words for your women...words of encouragement, words of conviction, words of hope, and most especially words of PROMISE!! Love the verses you shared today.



Leebird said...

I wish I lived by you. I'm missing my always full of hope and positive-ness friend. I love you, Lee

KelliGirl said...

Lisa Whittle? What a blessing!! Oh, I wish I lived closer, I'd be there for sure. I promise.

Susan said...

Oh my, how neat!

Can't wait to hear ALL about it!!!

Now don't forget your promises♥