As If There Is Anything Better In
The World Than Time With
Jesus And Your Girlfriends
I want to thank you who prayed for our women’s retreat this past weekend. How is it you can be crying buckets of tears one minute and laughing yourself into a stupor the next? I’m not certain, but I am willing to wager our men do not behave this way when they are together. What we have determined is that laughter is the best ab workout of all. You should see how buff we girls are..:))
I’m praising our God for being in our midst this weekend. The conference was entitled, ‘I AM – So You Don’t Have To Be’. We studied God in four contexts: I AM – Your Beauty, I AM – Your Sufficiency, I AM – Your Prestige, and I AM – Your Portion. I remain overwhelmed at the goodness of God who spoke to me so tenderly during the preparation for these lessons. He has truly shown me I can trade in my ‘am nots’ for His I AM – I’ll never be able to fully comprehend how He can transform so much personal dysfunction into a tool for wonders. I pray we will all be women who make our God famous!
I plan on sharing these messages with you here over the next few days. I hope they will continue to speak as they did this weekend. God’s Word can be trusted to do its perfect work. It will be in the days and weeks to come that we can see the fruit bearing that will take place because of His seed sown into our lives.
To the 26 girls who attended..What a blessing and encouragement you are to me! I am completely overwhelmed the Lord would place me in such a circle of friends, both old and new, from both within and outside our congregation, from teenagers to seniors. Seeing such diversity and love for one another, I am sure I witnessed a glimpse of heaven. Thank you for loving me and doing it quite well. Please know the affection is multiplied back to you ten-fold.
Here are a few photos from the weekend. Of course, I didn’t get near as many as I wanted. If you attended and have some to add, please email them to me!
glad all went went—looking forward to you sharing those lessons with all of us!
That sounds like such an awesome time. I could use a workout like that! :)
Oh, I just knew it would be wonderful! I prayed for you (and for Chris@ Come To The Table for her retreat as well) all weekend. I can’t wait to read some of what God taught you in your preparation. I know all in attendance were blessed richly. It looks like a precious group of sistas. :)
Yeah! So glad to hear it was awesome and I am looking forward to hearing the messages.
It sounds like a great time! I am looking forward to hearing your messages! Blessings to you and your family, Lisa!
I tried to leave a message yesterday but it wouldn’t let me. Hope this one works.
Glad you all had such a good time! Did any of your sisters go with you? I thought I saw C in the picture……..but then it’s been a while so I could be wrong.
Can’t wait to hear all you have to teach us!
Love – Mindy
Oh, Lisa this is so awesome. I am truly looking forward reading what God has put into your heart.
I wish I could have been there with you ladies. Looks like an awesome group. I think it is wonderful to come together in His name — especially that many generations :)
Thank you for sharing.
It sounds and looks like everything was wonderful. God is good!
So glad it went well for you! I am in a Bible Study at church that is studying the book of John for women and those are the EXACT same things we are learning! Can’t wait to read your upcoming posts and compare notes!
Words can’t describe how much I enjoyed the weekend with my warrior sisters!!! (I hope I didn’t act too goofy! LOL)
Thanks again for the wonderful lessons you gave! God really spoke to me during your lesson on Moses and his staff. I thought all this time that since I have forgiven my mom that it’s now in the past. WRONG!
It reminds me of a conversation in my favorite Disney movie “The Lion King” between Simba as a grown lion and the monkey. Simba told the monkey that whatever he was talking about didn’t matter because it was in the past. The monkey then hits Simba with a stick and Simba cries out in pain and asks him why he did that. The monkey says “doesnt matta ez in de past” and Simba says “yeah but it still hurts” LOL LOL
So I realized during our lesson that I had forgiven my mom and it was in the past but I haven’t yet let God heal me. I’m not really sure what I need to do to get there but I know God does. Just pray that I let loose of the reins and let Him take control!!!!
Love ya! Brooke
I can’t wait to read the lessons…It sounds wonderful! I know that I am being drawn towards women’s ministry…so I am always moved by stories such as this.
Blessings to you.