Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lady's Conference

I am awake due to a severe thunderstorm that has finally simmered down. Have you ever had a storm turn on a touch lamp? Sometimes that happens to the one on my bed. I woke up to lightning and strong winds and the light was on.Thankfully, it is quiet now.

A lady's conference is being held May 7 hosted by our pastor's wife at their home on Lake James. We just took Ross and Mary there for lunch today before they headed back home. Pastor Don and his wife Barbara are such great encouragers!   Hosting and making people feel right at home is their specialty. The conversation turned to people that have visited. Don said one time a friend of his got together the group of mothers and children from the battered shelter and brought them over to the house for a picnic and playing in the water. There's always someone they're reaching out to and I am so glad God brought our paths together.

Anyway, back to the conference. We are going to have local speakers and Barbara asked me to get some worship songs together. God has already been plugging ideas in my mind. It will be an all day event. There is comfortable seating all over their home that has an over view of the lake along with decks and chairs outside. I know we are going to have a great worship time and I am so excited! What I need to do is share pictures on here.

Well I had better try to get some more sleep. I get to get a tooth crown at 8:00 am and then I need a clear mind to finish some inventory reports.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Truly Blessed

What a busy time at work! So much so that I had to be away from home while some of my wonderful family from Ohio was visiting. But so thankful for the wonderful supper that I came home to last night, fixed by my great husband and daughters. Ross and Mary had us all laughing in no time and it was heartwarming to receive their hugs.

Needed at work again today. :( A Saturday of inventory reports, auditors and questions.I was exhausted last night, in bed at 10 but awake at 3. Finally got up for some hot tea, eggs and toast, facebook and blog. Now it is 5 o'clock.

Rick has an appointment for a check up with a "disability doctor" this morning. Keep him in your prayers. It is supposedly a routine thing that happens every several years.  Kind of like being picked for an audit! Don't we feel special! I guess the bagful of medicine, high rx bills and doctors reports on low lung capacity like an 85 year old just aren't enough.

But "God's sweet grace has strengthened us time after time. So don't be afraid of the mountain cause friend you were born to climb." "Oh the mountain is high and the road up the side is much steeper than you thought it would be. You're out of breath you're scared half to death that you won't have the faith to believe. But grace, sweet grace, has strengthened you time after time." "God has not given you a spirit of fear or a burden that's too hard to bear. Right when you think that all hope may be fading, BEHOLD THE LORD'S STANDING RIGHT THERE!"