Y'all, I am so embarrassed at the neglect of my beloved blog! I didn't realize how long it has been since I last posted! Good golly, Miss Molly! Well...in my defense I have been busier than a cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
Last time I posted, I was getting ready to go to our Women's Retreat. I did go and it was the most relaxing and intense thing I have done in a long time! The Holy Ghost was in attendance and made himself known in a powerful way! A few years ago, I went through a very dark period...the darkest period of my life...and I always wondered why and just how the Lord was going to use it for the good! At retreat, there were several young women who were going through some of the very same things I had been through. One after another revealed things that no woman should ever have to deal with. There were testimonies from several who had been through and overcame, those horrible things. The entire weekend, God kept telling me to share mine but I stayed silent. I argued with Him but finally asked God if I was supposed to share the entire thing. He answered, "No. Just this one little part.". So I did. God revealed, immediately, the reason He wanted me to share. There was a young woman who said the my testimony was exactly what she needed to hear and that she now had hope. I was floored! Never before have I had someone tell me that. The amazing thing about this whole thing is I had a burden on my heart for this young woman, the entire time. I'd never met her before the retreat and didn't even speak to her before I gave my testimony, but kept feeling something for her. When she spoke up, I knew instantly why I had been carrying that burden. I ran to her, hugged her and we both wept. I still don't know why I had to endure the darkness but I now realize that God will turn something horrible into something wonderful, if we only hear and obey Him! I truly feel God used me that last night at retreat and I look forward to the next time He asks me to do it again!
I took several pictures but haven't managed to get them uploaded to my computer, yet. I did have this one on my phone. How would you like to look out these windows, every morning?
Our cabin was so beautiful, the surrounding woods were spectacular, and God was IN THE HOUSE!
I have been doing a little cross stitch for the past few weeks. This time of year I seem to want to do more handiwork than anything else. I guess it is the peaceful rhythm that seems to go along with cooler temperatures and falling leaves. What I need to be doing is working on Christmas gifts! I have two blankets to make and a few other things to get done, but I just haven't found the "want to" yet! It will happen though! Have you started Christmas shopping, or making, yet?
Well, I guess I better go get ready for bed. A certain little boy will be here bright and early! If you are still stopping by from time to time, THANK YOU! I do appreciate you doing so!
Grace & Peace,